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I am wondering what a proper response to "What's up" can be. In the following example, we have "Your time, Cage" as in you will die, but I am not sure how this can be a proper response, to "What's up" as in "How are you?"

What's up, Frosty the Snow Chick?

Your time, Cage.

Clever girl.

Is there something I am missing here? The second line doesn't seem to make sense as a response given it's in response to the first line.

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"Your time is up" is a common idiomatic phrase for telling someone they are about to die. The response by Frosty the Snow Chick is snarky and takes the inquiry somewhat literally.

A proper response to the question can vary from:

Nothing much. (i.e., I have nothing going in my life that's notable.)

or

I'm doing/going/seeing X Y today or this weekend.

"What's up" could also be used as a response to another statement or question:

Student: I have an issue with the course.

Professor: What's up?

  • So basically she was saying "His time is what's up"? – blackbird Apr 26 at 1:00
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    Exactly. It's a bit of a play on words, albeit one that's kind of a cliche. – jonsca Apr 26 at 1:01

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