To take someone up on something.

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catamaran

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Chinese
The sentence is cut from a novel named "in her name - the first contact". The chief encouraged a coward to fight and succeeded. The coward said, " You know chief, I'd love to take you up on that offer, but your timing really sucks." What's meaning of "take you up on..." and "timing sucks"? Thanks!
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

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    British English
    'To take someone up on': to accept someone's offer or challenge with respect to; to challenge someone over (a statement, point, etc).

    The coward is saying that he'd really like to accept the offer, but for some reason (concerning the timing of the offer), he must decline.
     

    catamaran

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    Chinese
    'To take someone up on': to accept someone's offer or challenge with respect to; to challenge someone over (a statement, point, etc).

    The coward is saying that he'd really like to accept the offer, but for some reason (concerning the timing of the offer), he must decline.
    thanks...after 2 years:)
     
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