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English definition of “roll up your sleeves”

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roll up your sleeves

infml to prepare for hard work: We've planned everything – now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get started.
Translations of “roll up your sleeves”
in Chinese (Traditional) 摩拳擦掌,躍躍欲試,捋起袖子(準備行動)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摩拳擦掌,跃跃欲试,捋起袖子(准备行动)…
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