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buckle down

verb [I/T] phrasal verb with buckle  /ˈbʌk·əl/ us  
to start working hard: He’ll have to buckle down if he expects to pass the course.
Translations of “buckle down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始努力工作…
in Russian приниматься за дело…
in Turkish çok çalışmaya koyulmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始努力工作…
in Polish brać się (ostro)…
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