(almost) upon (one)
(Almost) about to happen, arrive, or commence. I can't believe the Christmas season is upon us again. The years seem to be going faster and faster recently! Every time the deadline for filing taxes is almost upon me, I start to get really anxious and irritable. It's so hard to get the kids to pay attention in school once summer break is almost upon us.
1. Being one's responsibility or obligation. It will be upon our PR team to come up with an exciting way to advertise this product. The obligation to provide evidence falls upon the prosecution.
2. Forced or imposed on one, as of some catastrophe. If the two countries don't stop this antagonistic back-and-forth, nuclear war could be upon us! A plague fell upon the region, killing millions.
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(almost) uˈpon you(formal) if something in the future is almost upon you, it is going to arrive or happen very soon: The busy summer season was almost upon us again.
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