- v. idiomatic to "be a man about it"; to do the things a good man is traditionally expected to do, such as: taking responsibility for the consequences of one's actions; displaying bravery or toughness in the face of adversity; providing for one's family, etc.
- v. idiomatic (of military personnel in a unit) to assemble, each person manning (attending to) his station, prepared for departure of an aircraft, ship, etc.
- v. idiomatic (of personnel, industrial, etc.) to staff adequately; to staff up; to successfully fill all needed labor positions.
- v. sports to vigorously guard the opponent to which one is assigned
- man + up, with influence from own up, buck up. Used frequently in military circles. (Wiktionary)
“They sent only one man up it: a specialist wearing a large silver canister on his back and holding a device that looked like a big-barreled leafblower.”
“To pick a man up out of a plant, like the Badin plant.”
“My own knee! when I was about thy years, Hal, I was not an eagle's talon in the waist; I could have crept into any alderman's thumb-ring: a plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up like a bladder.”
“He then thought he would hire me out to a man up the river (by the name of Jimmy Benton, a still meaner man) to break me in.”
“And, through the friendly offices of the Kitterys, I was placed in connection with some very influential lawyers, who gave me that helping hand which takes a young man up the first steps of the profession.”
“The best he could do was send a man up into an exposed position to make wigwag semaphore signals to Derfflinger astern, to pass the news along.”
“Cos that good ole man up theah, he's a-countin' on you!”
“The sexuo-economic relation drives man up to where he can become fully human.”
“The N.Y. World sent a man up to see me a couple of weeks ago to get me to write six or seven hundred words for their Sunday edition.”
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