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shape up or ship out!

informal
said to tell someone that they must improve their performance or behaviour or they will have to leave
(Definition of shape up or ship out! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shape up or ship out!”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不改好就解雇你!…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不改進就開除你!…
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