Today's shaping up to be a good day.

I looked up what shaping up means. I think it means, the sentence, today's turning into a good day. Am I right?

And, does today's shaping into a good day mean the same thing?


"To shape up" is informal for "to develop" or "to turn into":

Cambridge English Dictionary definition

It carries a nuance of "in my opinion" and/or "contrary to my expectation."

"Shape up" is a phrasal verb; you can't drop the "up." So your second sentence is ungrammatical. Another common way to say the same thing is:

Today's looking like it's going to be a good day.

With many variations.

  • Does shape into mean the same thing? Like, could I say "today's shaping into a good day."? – Soumya Ghosh Nov 18 '17 at 12:13
  • No, but you can say “shape up into,” as in, “He’s shaping up into a great leader.” This is a very informal expression. – mamster Nov 18 '17 at 14:31

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