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Up-Helly-Aa an annual festival held at Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, celebrated as the revival of a traditional midwinter fire festival. The name comes from a variant of Scots Uphaliday, denoting Epiphany as the end of the Christmas holiday, and the current festival dates from the late 19th century.

up to a point, Lord Copper quotation from Evelyn Waugh's Scoop (1938) used to indicate limited agreement with a policy or proposition; Lord Copper in the novel is the overbearing proprietor of the popular newspaper The Beast.

what goes up must come down proverbial saying, early 20th century; commonly associated with wartime bombing and anti-aircraft shrapnel, and often used with the implication that an exhilarating rise must be followed by a fall.

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