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up and running

Meaning: You can say something like a system or an organisation is up and running if it has started to operate.

For example:

  • We'll have all the new wireless links up and running within a couple of months.

  • They're still sorting out the final details, but their new medical centre should be up and running by next month.

Quick Quiz:

We plan to get some things up and running as soon as we can, such as
  1. the new engineers
  2. the new satellite networks
  3. the new roads and bridges

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