up with (someone or something)

up with (someone or something)

1. A phrase used to emphasize one's enthusiastic support of or demand for someone or something. Protestors flooded the streets, shouting, "Up with democracy!" We were all chanting, "Up with King Boronos!" as we stood outside the parliament building.
2. Very familiar with or knowledgeable about something. You're asking the wrong guy. I'm not at all up with current fashion trends. My parents are up with all sorts of cool new music, much to the surprise of my friends. Make sure you keep up with the policy changes that will be implemented throughout the year.
See also: up

*up with someone

Fig. even with someone; caught up with someone. (*Typically: be ~; catch ~; get ~.) I'm up with the best of them. Are you up with your colleagues on this one?
See also: up