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    #1

    He's up to no good ?

    May I know what it means ' he's up to no good ' ?

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    #2
    It means he's planning or doing something suspicious or wrong.

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    Re: He's up to no good ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    May I know what it means ' he's up to no good ' ?
    Breaking the sentence into parts:

    "no good" = bad

    for example, "he's no good" equals "He's bad".

    "he is up to" is similar to "he is doing"

    The question form:

    "What's he up to" means "What is he doing?"

    Iain

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    #4
    Very good, dduck!

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