Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Live it up

When you live it up, you have fun and enjoy your life through certain activities or splashing out (spending a lot of money). It involves doing more pleasurable things than usual. It may or may not involve wastefulness and decadence. 

1. When you go on a honeymoon or celebrate your birthday, those are special moments where you would want to live it up. You may splash out and treat yourself to activities and things that are normally not within your budget. When do you like to live it up?

2. There is an expression, "Work hard, play hard." Many people face their responsibilities during the week, and then on weekends "play hard". They live it up. That might involve adventure or extreme sport activities, traveling or especially partying.

3. If you somehow came into possession of an incredibly large sum of money, would you start living it up...  or would you try to be a sensible as possible with the windfall and invest it, keep it as a nest egg or save it for a rainy day?

4. It is an unfortunate reality that most leaders and rulers use the population's money to live it up. I'm sure everyone could give detailed examples of how corrupt politicians have lived it up on taxpayers' money, throwing lavish parties and siphoning off money for their own personal use. 

5. Brazilians will get the chance to really live it up this year during the World Cup soccer. Since not much attention has been given to the transportation infrastructure within cities, to alleviate the traffic on the roads, whenever a match is held in a specific city, that city will have a public holiday on match days. This year, we'll get to live it up as we have more public holidays than usual!

6. How do you like to live it up? Do you like fine wines? Do you like to get out of your city and travel? Do you like resorts or luxury hotels? Do you like having wild parties with your friends?

7."Living it up" can also be subjective. It might also involve a consistent lifestyle change. I feel totally spoiled to have an endless Summer in the city where I live. I really feel like I'm living it up with no Winter to be spoken of. I can go to the beach any day I want. 

8. You may really feel like you're living it up when you get a new and improved service. When I got the best cable TV package and high-speed broadband Internet, I felt like I was living it up… But soon those things become commonplace and we take them for granted.

9. The movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was a real eye-opener. Many people might envy the way people on Wall Street lived it up, but there was a price to pay for living a depraved and perverse lifestyle.

10. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", is a proverb. It means that without time off work, a person becomes both bored and boring. Sometimes you need to live it up for your own good!


  1. Hello!
    After taking a stroll in the park, may I say :"Did you live it up?" = did you realy enjoy your stroll = Did you take advantage of your stroll ???
    Have a good day

  2. Haha! I see your point. That doesn't really work, because a stroll in the park is too relaxed. Nothing festive or celebratory about that... So it doesn't really fit into the idea of this expression. It is more connected to the idea of fun, parties, spending lots of money. Things like that.

  3. All right, thank you very much :)