add up to
To make a total of; amount to.
The bill added up to $12.95.
To mean; result in.
The rain, the mosquitoes, and the heat added up to a spoiled vacation.
be up to no good
up to no good
To be plotting and conniving to commit some illegal act or crime.
"Let's hurry!" Susan said to her husband. "It's dark here and those hoodlums obviously are up to no good."
Intending to do something bad; perpetrating an illicit act.
We could tell from the look on Dennis the Menace's face that he was once again up to no good.
be up to something
To feel strong enough or knowledgeable enough to accomplish a certain task.
Are you up to climbing all the way to the 37th floor?
Are we up to meeting the delegation from Moscow and speaking Russian to them?
Hi, George. I haven't seen you in a while. What have you been up to?
To be responsible for deciding.
I don't care whether we go to the reception or not. It is up to you.
Tendency to do something mischievous.
I'm afraid Jack is up to one of his old tricks again.
Those boys hiding behind the building must be up to something bad.
build up to
To be in the process of reaching a culmination point.
The clouds were building up to a violent storm.
Their heated words were building up to a premature divorce.
come up to
The meals cooked in most restaurants do not come up to those prepared at home.
doesn't add up to a can of beans
To be of little or no value. (Said of plans, ideas, etc.)
"That's a fairly interesting concept you got there, Mike, but the competition is bound to say that it doesn't add up to a can of beans."
face up to
To bravely confront a person or a challenge; admit.
Jack doesn't want to face up to the fact that Helen doesn't love him anymore.
Jane cannot face up to her mother-in-law who always wins every argument they have.
To confess something to someone; confess to having done something.
Jim had to face up to having stolen a sweater from the department store.
feel up to something
To feel adequately knowledgeable, strong, or equipped to handle a given task.
Чувствовать предрасположенность к какому-либо делу, занятию.
Do you feel up to jogging a mile a day with me?
Do you feel up to a short walk?
Не хочешь немного прогуляться?