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English definition of “gird yourself”

gird yourself

(also gird (up) your loins) literary or humorous
to get ready to do something or deal with something: We girded ourselves for the fray (= prepared for action or trouble). Europe's finest golfers are girding their loins for the challenge of the Ryder Cup.
(Definition of gird yourself from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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