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The meaning of "amped up"

" Amped up "
Excited and ready for action.
He's been training for today all year. Now the big day has come and he's amped up and ready to go.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century. A reference to the amplification of acoustic instruments.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but more in the USA than elsewhere.
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