Focalist said:That it's going up in flames, i.e. that it's going to be burnt... down.
Antonio said:to be in the game means to be aware or to know what's going on around you, right?
Interesting. I never would have used this. Well, you learn something new every day.jacinta said:Yes, this is correct. Sometimes it is said, "Get with the ballgame" or just "get with the game" which means "follow what I'm saying" or "pay attention". If you use it as "to be in the game" it is basically the same, that you are paying attention to what's going on.
Nick said:Interesting. I never would have used this. Well, you learn something new every day.
tim said:Colloquially and in regards to sex it might also have a different meaning, which I will leave to your imagination.
Once again, as others have said, to say, "I'm up for that", means "I am interested in doing that" or "I would like to do that". (e.g. "Would you be up for going to the movies tonight?", "Are you up for a drink?" etc.)
Antonio said:Can someone please explain to me, the sex connotation that you give in English to the word "up"?
Well, just for the sake of my comprehension I'd like to go back to this (earlier) stage of the thread. I understand the sentence originally posted like this:Edwin said:Or, But the sentence, "If you don't get out of here this place is going up", is a little strange. It seems to be implying that if you get out the place is not going up, but if you stay it will.
"I'm up for it" means I am interested in doing whatever activity is on offer. As in - Q: Who wants to go to a movie? A: I'm up for it. Or -- Is anyone up for going to a movie?openmind said:So what is the difference then between I'm up for it and I'm up to it? Does up for it mean to like? And does up to mean plan to as in What are you up to? Thanks. O
Special K said:As for "up to" you don't really say "up to it." You might say "what are you up to?" meaning what are you doing.
Ralf said:Well, just for the sake of my comprehension I'd like to go back to this (earlier) stage of the thread. I understand the sentence originally posted like this:
The one who will be told this has probably annoyed, disturbed or provoked (by his mere presence, his manners or behaviour) a certain group of people (in a meeting, on a rally, a party or anything alse) to a degree that emotions can hardly be kept calm. So s.b. is trying to explain that it would be better for him to leave to prevent further excitement (which might result in some uproar). Thinking this way, the sentence doesn't sound that strange to me - or am I completely off the track?