(something) is up and running

Use this expression to talk about things that are now working and ready to use. Here are some things that you can describe as "up and running":

  • a computer
  • a website
  • a factory
  • a new government program

In the example above, the speaker says "You should be up and running." However, what he means is:

The software should be up and running now.

"You should be..." sounds more casual and friendly.

This phrase appears in these lessons: