Meaning of “gird yourself” in the English Dictionary

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"gird yourself" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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