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    meaning of up

    Woman:Now, what sort of dress did you have in mind, dear?

    Lily:Nothing too huge or-or poofy. I'm not really a girlie girl. But I would like to look like a beautiful princess.


    Robin:
    I saw a couple up front that were nice.


    Hi, I can't understand the meaning of "up" here. What does that mean? If I just say "I saw a couple front that were nice", would it be wrong expression?

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    Re: meaning of up

    We sometimes use "up the front" or "up front" instead of "at the front". In the piece you posted, I think the dresses Robin saw that he/she thought were nice were at the front of the shop, near the door/window.

    "I saw a couple front ..." is incorrect.

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    Re: meaning of up

    "Up front" would be the normal expression here. Meaning in the front of the store.

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