Definition of up and doing in English:

up and doing

Active; busy: a normal young chap wants to be up and doing
More example sentences
  • But the West so often wants to be up and doing, and so often thinks that things can be fixed.
  • Consequently, it will not do to sit down quietly at home and wait for one to come, but a person must be up and doing and on the chase!
  • Groaning in the need to be up and doing… she sat up and held her head for a moment.
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