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Meaning of knee up #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 05, 2006 15:43 pm   Meaning of knee up
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #103 "Charlie's Knees", question 7

They met at a mutual friend's party where everyone was having a great time in a kind of knees ..........

(a) under
(b) on
(c) in
(d) up

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #103 "Charlie's Knees", answer 7

They met at a mutual friend's party where everyone was having a great time in a kind of knees up.

Correct answer: (d) up

Your answer was: incorrect
They met at a mutual friend's party where everyone was having a great time in a kind of knees under.
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British idiom: knees up #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:25 am   British idiom: knees up
 

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To be honest, 'knees up' means nothing to me, either. It is a purely British idiom. The Oxford says:

knees-up

noun Brit. informal a lively party.
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Knees up #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:00 am   Knees up
 

Hi Crocodile Babyc,

This expression refers to an occasion when everyone enjoys themselves often in the form of a celebration. As it suggests, knees go up and down because people are dancing in a very animated way.

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