add up : Idioms in English

add up

when something makes sense. The idiom can also be used in a negative fashion to express something which does not make sense.
What Matthew said to me doesn't add up. He should have been home already since his school is only 20 miles away.

add up Meaning(s)

  • (v) develop into
  • (v) determine the sum of
  • (v) add up in number or quantity
  • (v) be reasonable or logical or comprehensible

add up in News

  1. Best/worst degrees for paying off debt

    College costs can add up fast, especially for students taking out loans. So which degrees really pay off?
    on June 18, 2013 Source: WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley

  2. ‘Killing Season’ Trailer: John Travolta Tries to Kill Robert De Niro With an Evil Accent

    We’ve slept a bit on this one. Add up the “direct to video” impression that the promo art (and John Travolta‘s beard) give to this latest effort from Daredevil director Mark Steven Johnson, and you might have given it a pass, too. Even if Killing Season does also star Robert De Niro as a former soldier that [...]
    on June 18, 2013 Source: /Film

  3. SmartFile to expand online file sharing service Downtown, add jobs

    An online file sharing service plans to expand its Downtown operations and add up to 30 new jobs by 2016.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Indianapolis Star

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