Idiom:  up to someone


Idiom:  (be) up to someone

  1. to be responsible for doing something
  2. to be the person who can decide something

Example sentences

— It's not important what I think; the decision is up to my boss.

— If you want to lose weight, it’s up to you to eat better and start exercising.

— Why is it always up to me to get the donuts and bagels for the staff meeting?

— We believe it's up to parents to educate their children about personal hygiene.

— If it were up to me, I'd let everyone work from home.

— You can either wear a mask or not come in the store. It's up to you.

— My parents really want me to go to college but they know it's up to me to decide.

— I'm happy to do anything tonight. It's up to you.

— I hate going out with my friends. No one has any ideas and it's always up to me to make a plan and coordinate.

— It's up to all of us to do our part to make this fundraiser a success.

— If it were up to my father I'd be in medical school instead of art school.


  • in someone's hands
  • under an obligation

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