Defeated; also, near death. For example, The home team knew it was all up when their star quarterback was injured, or The party lost their way over a week ago and in this subzero weather I'm sure it's all up with them. This idiom uses up in the sense of “finished.” [Early 1700s] Also see all over, def. 4.
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Eneas slipped him into a free-for-all up here and him and a strange white man about busted the county.Eneas Africanus|Harry Stillwell Edwards
"They-all up yonder in that school where you was at hain't got much sense, it looks like to me," was her comment.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
Ah'm goin' t' fetch the loot'nant, an' Ah'm goin' t' git the feller that shot you-all up if Ah kin kotch him.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers|Jessie Graham Flower
We-all up here ain't going to stand for any preaching business.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
I gets word about you-all up in Vegas, an' allows I'll come trundlin' down yere an' size you up.Faro Nell and Her Friends|Alfred Henry Lewis