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

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Hello everybody!
I want to know [STRIKE]that[/STRIKE] why[STRIKE] does[/STRIKE] "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?
 
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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.
 
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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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'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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