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be\ set\ upon
• be set (up)on
v. phr.
To be determined about something.

Tow is set upon leaving his Chicago job for Tokyo, Japan, although he speaks only English.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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