at it

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase at it

Meaning

You can say someone's "at it" if they're doing something you don't approve of, esp. if they often do it.

For example

  • "The government says it's not their fault the economy's in trouble."
    "At it again, are they? Blaming everyone else."

  • Pedro had been in the bathroom for ten minutes when his sister yelled, "You're at it again, aren't you, Pedro?"

Quick Quiz

Diane said to her teacher, "Anna's at it again." Anna was probably

a. doing the exam

b. concentrating

c. cheating

Contributor: Matt Errey