up one street and down another

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Joe

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They set off at a jog up one street and down another.
Does "up" and "down" suggest that they go along the two streets in different/opposite directions? Or "up" and "down" are equivalent here, and the speaker use them just to avoid repeated using of single "up" or "down"?
 

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The phrase "up one street and down another" suggests to me that they went in opposite directions--one direction one time and the other direction later.

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Joe said:
They set off at a jog up one street and down another.
Does "up" and "down" suggest that they go along the two streets in different/opposite directions? Or "up" and "down" are equivalent here, and the speaker use them just to avoid repeated using of single "up" or "down"?

Ron is correct. I would add that the phrase usually means an extensive search and there are likely more than just two streets involved.
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