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    #1

    take someone up on

    A: ... This was really fun. Next time, you'll have to have lunch at my place.
    B: I'll take you up on that. I'll give you a call sometime next week, OK?


    I didn't get the meaning of 'take you up' in this conversation.

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    #2

    Re: take someone up on

    I will hold you to your word. I will have lunch at your place next time.

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    #3

    Re: take someone up on

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    A: ... This was really fun. Next time, you'll have to have lunch at my place.
    B: I'll take you up on that. I'll give you a call sometime next week, OK?


    I didn't get the meaning of 'take you up' in this conversation.

    As above it does means "I will hold you to you word", it also has the element of "I willingly accept your offer of lunch".

    To "take someone up on something", is a commonly used colloquial expression in both British and American English.

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    #4

    Re: take someone up on

    Therefore, 'hold somebody to something' means 'to accept their saying/offer', is that right?

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    #5

    Re: take someone up on

    To me, "to hold someone to their word" means to make sure they do what they said they would, not simply to accept the offer.

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    #6

    Re: take someone up on

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    To me, "to hold someone to their word" means to make sure they do what they said they would, not simply to accept the offer.

    Does it mean for 'take you up on that' too?

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    #7

    Re: take someone up on

    For me, "to take someone up on [their offer]" does not mean the same as "to hold them to their word". It simply means to accept the offer or invitation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: take someone up on

    Take you up on isn't as strong for me, but it means that you will accept the offer whether it was meant seriously or not.

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