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    Get up for.

    Hello teachers,


    Does the phrase get up for exist?


    I saw the following sentence in a movie.

    Got up for your new mistress this weekend?

    What does this sentence mean?

    P.s I do not have any intention to use any abusive language. I tried to find out the meaning of this sentence on my own but it didn't get clear for me.So,only I have posted it here.


    Thank you.

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    Re: Get up for.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Hello teachers,


    Does the phrase get up for exist?


    I saw the following sentence in a movie.

    Got up for your new mistress this weekend?

    What does this sentence mean?

    P.s I do not have any intention to use any abusive language. I tried to find out the meaning of this sentence on my own but it didn't get clear for me.So,only I have posted it here.


    Thank you.
    To answer your first question, we can use "get up for" in several contexts.
    For the second, the meaning of your sentence might be clearer with more context.

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    Re: Get up for.

    [QUOTE=bhaisahab;831188]
    For the second, the meaning of your sentence might be clearer with more context.[al /QUOTE]

    Thank you for your reply sir.


    I wish I could give you more context but that is what said in the film.

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    Re: Get up for.

    Can anyone explain this? Please.

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    Re: Get up for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wish I could give you more context but that is what said in the film.
    Yes, but in what context? The words were not just suddenly uttered out of the blue. Depending on what had been going on before the words were uttered, they might suggest that the person addressed had been spending a lot of time in bed, and might not have stirred even to contact his mistress. We can only guess, until we know more.

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    Re: Get up for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    might not have stirred even to contact his mistress. .
    This seems to be the context sir.

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    Re: Get up for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post

    This seems to be the context sir.
    So you just happened to catch ten seconds of the film? Sorry, we can't really help then.

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    Re: Get up for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    So you just happened to catch ten seconds of the film? Sorry, we can't really help then.
    Sir, This dialogue is not related to the story of the movie.

    Two police officers while going in the lift talking about the the case. The lady police officer asks this to the male officer and the officer replies that I don't know what you are talking about . I am a married man.

    Thus is the scene when that dialogue is spoken. Since, that sentence is irrelevant to the story I couldn't tell the context.

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    #9

    Re: Get up for.

    NOt a teacher
    HI
    I think that should be like that with the context Got up to your new mistress this weekend? I don't know what you're talking about, I'm a married man
    Get up to means do something bad.

    After all, the meaning is not clear. Does it mean : did he(you) act badly with this mistress?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...get+up+to.html
    Last edited by sumon.; 12-Dec-2011 at 22:32.

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