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    up to someone

    Hello everybody!
    I want to know that why does "up to someone" means "make decision or responsible"

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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Hello everybody!
    I want to know that why does "up to someone" means "make decision or responsible"
    If something is up to someone, it is for him/her to make the decision or take the responsibility.
    Where did you come across this?
    Last edited by tedmc; 29-Sep-2017 at 09:35.
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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    If something is up to someone, it is for him/her to make the decision or take the responsibility.
    Where did you come across this?
    When I interpreted it as literally it doesn't mean "make the decision or take the responsibility.". Can you please translated it word by word?
    Can you please tell me, which meaning of "come across" in your sentence is expected?
    Why did you say "where did you come across this? I totally underestand your meaning, But please clarify it's meaning for me.
    Last edited by moseen; 29-Sep-2017 at 10:11.

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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Can you please tell me, which meaning of "come across" in your sentence is expected?
    See definition #1 at http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...sh/come-across
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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Am I right that "come across " means "to give, do, or say what is wanted; provide (with what is needed) come" in https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...h/come-across?

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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Idiomatic expressions make no sense when translated literally.

    If you totally understand the meaning, what is there to clarify?

    Note that its in the possessive sense has no apostrophe.
    I mean clarify word by word.

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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Am I right that "come across " means "to give, do, or say what is wanted; provide (with what is needed) come" in https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...h/come-across?
    'To find something by chance'—quoted from the link in post #5.

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    I mean clarify word by word.
    Do you mean the following?
    1. It is up to you to do the job.
    2. It is your responsibility to do the job.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 29-Sep-2017 at 12:18.
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    Re: up to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'To find something by chance'—quoted from the link in post #5.


    Do you mean the following?
    1. It is up to you to do the job.
    2. It is your responsibility to do the job.
    OK, I understand both.
    Tedmc mean where do I find the "make decision"? Does he want that I specify the reference?

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    Re: up to someone

    I think he was asking where you had seen the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    "up to someone" means "make decision or responsible"
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