live it up



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live it up (third-person singular simple present lives it up, present participle living it up, simple past and past participle lived it up)

  1. (idiomatic) To enjoy oneself, to have fun.
    • 1999, Donald Richie - The Films of Akira Kurosawa page 174
      It is very like the philosophy that opens and closes Yojimbo—that a long life living on gruel in the country is better than short life of living it up in city.
    • 1989, Aerosmith - Love in an Elevator
      Love in an elevator. Livin' it up when I'm going down!
    • 1978, TIME - Letters
      Just as any grandmother or grandfather will tell you that their best days were spent during the Depression, anyone who was 18 and living it up in 1968 will tell you they spent their better days at this time.

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