up and about

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up and about

Moving around, especially after a period of injury, illness, or inactivity. After months in a cast, I'm finally up and about again, thank goodness! The surgery went very well, and the doctor is optimistic that she'll be up and about soon. We're all thrilled to be up and about after seven hours on a bus!
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up and about

Also, up and around; up and doing. Active again, especially after an illness or rest, as in They had her up and about just one day after surgery, or I'm so glad you're up and around; we need your help, or It's time to be up and doing. [Early 1800s]
See also: and, up

up and about (or doing)

having risen from bed; active.
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up and aˈbout

(British English) out of bed after being ill/sick or sleeping: She was off work for a week, but she’s up and about again now.On a Saturday he’s not up and about till about eleven o’clock.
See also: and, up