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    he is sitting up on that bench for all the wrong reasons.

    Y ou know, he is sitting UP on that bench
    for all the wrong reasons.
    Unless somebody runs against him,
    he'll be up there forever.


    What does "up" means here?

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    Re: he is sitting up on that bench for all the wrong reasons.

    Quote Originally Posted by donagigi View Post
    Y ou know, he is sitting UP on that bench
    for all the wrong reasons.
    Unless somebody runs against him,
    he'll be up there forever.


    What does "up" means here?
    It probably has its usual meaning. What sort of bench is it?

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    Re: he is sitting up on that bench for all the wrong reasons.

    the bench like in a "law court"

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    Re: he is sitting up on that bench for all the wrong reasons.

    In that case, the bench is always elevated above the floor of the courtroom.

    Rover

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    Re: he is sitting up on that bench for all the wrong reasons.

    thanks!

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