what have you been up to? - it means I haven't seen you for a long time, so tell me what you have been doing? You can answer anything that kept you busy. E.g: "What have you been up to today?" - , "I was at work until 2:00pm, and then I went to the store to pick up some milk." Hope this helps :D. Cancel UPDATE.
In this way, what have you been up to lately meaning?
Literally it means "what activities have you participated in recently". A reply might be, "I've started editing that nonfiction book at work and moved to a new apartment." Figuratively it means "I have not seen you in some time, and am curious about your life since I met you last" and could be answered the same way.
Similarly, whats been up meaning?
To ask about prior events, it's "What happened?", " What's been happening?", or "What's been going on?", for example. –
Have you been or had you been?
There actually are simple Both "Where have you been?" and "Where had you been?" are grammatically correct. The only difference is the tense. "Where have you been?" is present perfect, and is used to convey a sense of a time immediately before the present.
Are you up for it?
Are you up for it means - do you want to do this? - and I'm down for it means - sort of - yes, put me down for that - which is an expression for 'sign me up, yes I'll do it. ' If you answer I'm down for that - it means yes, I'll go along.