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English definition of “get off your arse”

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get off your arse

( also get your arse in gear) offensive
to force yourself to start doing something or to make yourself hurry: Tell him to get off his arse and do some work for once. If she doesn't get her arse in gear, she's going to be late.
Translations of “get off your arse”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於強迫自己開始做事情)做起來,快行動…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于强迫自己开始做事情)干起来,快行动…
(Definition of get off your arse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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