Add up

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Definition

to add up (some numbers): to count, to calculate the total of (some numbers)
verb

This doesn't add up!: This doesn't make sense! This isn't correct!
idiom

The figures add up (to what I expected): The numbers work out to be (the total I was expecting)
idiom

Examples

  • "My figures don't add up, and you know how much that upsets me."
  • "Are your figures not adding up right?"
  • "I have triple checked my spreadsheets and all the numbers seem to add up."

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