get on up

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get on up

  1. (colloquial) Get up.
    • 1925, William Faulkner, “Sunset”, reprinted in New Orleans Sketches,[1] University Press of Mississippi (2002), ISBN 1-57806-471-6, page 77,
      Get on up yonder and get a ticket, if you want to ride.”
    • 1943, Ernie Pyle, Here is Your War, page 167
      All morning I tried to get on up where the tanks were [...].
  2. (colloquial) To dance with abandon
    • 1967, The Esquires, Get On Up (song)
      So get on up (get on up) / On the floor (get on up) / Get on up, now (get on up) / And dance some more (get on up)

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