since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

up to no good

This page is about the idiom up to no good


Meaning: If someone is up to no good, they are doing something bad, or something wrong.

For example:

  • I can always tell when young Bobby is up to no good. He can't look me in the eye.

  • Jenny found some text messages in her husband's phone that made her suspect he was up to no good.

Quick Quiz:

The media suspected some government members had been up to no good because they

a. hadn't done a good job

b. had suddenly become rich

c. hadn't been looking very well

Idiom of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey