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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
Translations of “shape up or ship out!”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不改進就開除你!…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不改好就解雇你!…
(Definition of shape up or ship out! from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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