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Meaning of “roll up your sleeves” in the English Dictionary

"roll up your sleeves" in British English

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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 ​yoursleeves and get ​busy.
(Definition of roll up your sleeves from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roll up your sleeves" in American English

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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 ​oursleeves and get ​started.
(Definition of roll up your sleeves from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “roll up your sleeves”
in Chinese (Simplified) 摩拳擦掌,跃跃欲试,捋起袖子(准备行动)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 摩拳擦掌,躍躍欲試,捋起袖子(準備行動)…
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