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English definition of “pull/get your finger out”

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pull/get your finger out

UK informal
to start working hard, especially after a period of low activity: She's really going to have to pull her finger out if she wants to finish before Friday.
Translations of “pull/get your finger out”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在一段不太活躍的時期過後)開始努力工作…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在一段不太活跃的时期过后)开始努力工作…
(Definition of pull/get your finger out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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