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English definition of “shape up or ship out!”

shape up or ship out!

informal
said to tell someone that they must improve their performance or behaviour or they will have to leaveBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing said to tell someone to improve their performance or behaviour or leaveBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
(Definition of shape up or ship out! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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