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roll up your sleeves

informal
to prepare for hard work: There's a lot of work to do, so roll up your sleeves and get busy.
(Definition of roll up your sleeves from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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roll up your sleeves

infml to prepare for hard work: We've planned everything – now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get started.
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