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    #1

    Up with

    Up with the Soviet Union!

    What's the meaning of this sentence?

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    Re: Up with

    "Up with" is used when you shout to show support but I think it's outdated. It's like "Long live the Soviet Union".
    Last edited by kilroy65; 11-Feb-2016 at 15:09.

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    #3

    Re: Up with

    It's definitely outdated. The Soviet Union no longer exists.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #4

    Re: Up with

    As a Russian, I can confrim that.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: Up with

    I'm really sorry, I was just trying to answer the OP's question regarding the meaning of "up with" (or "down with", come to that).

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    #6

    Re: Up with

    You have nothing to be sorry for, kilroy65.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #7

    Re: Up with

    Two phrases spring to mind:

    1) "Up the Arsenal!" - a support cry for a particular London football team.
    2) "Down with Skool" - a book from the 1970s. I have no recollection what was in it. The suggestion from the title is that the author does/did not like school. He/she is not a fan.

    In the first, "with" is omitted. It would mean the same with "with" but it's not necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Up with

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy65 View Post
    I'm really sorry, I was just trying to answer the OP's question regarding the meaning of "up with" (or "down with", come to that).
    You were right- it's a dated phrase for something that no longer exists, and the fact that the quote comes from an obviously dated text confirms that.

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