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Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 14, 2006

In Reply to: Up on posted by ESC on October 14, 2006

: : could you pls kindly tell me what is the meaning of "up on"? thanks a lot!

: Do you mean like this?

: ARTIST: The Band
: TITLE: Up on Cripple Creek
: Lyrics and Chords

: When I get off of this mountain
: You know where I want to go
: Straight down the Mississippi river
: To the Gulf of Mexico

: To Lake Charles, Louisiana
: Little Bessie, girl that I once knew
: And she told me just to come on by
: If there's anything she could do

: {Refrain}
: Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
: If I spring a leak she mends me
: I don't have to speak she defends me
: A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

In British English there's a phrase "well up on", meaning "knowledgeable in" (e.g. "I'm not well up on 1970s pop music").

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