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knock/lick sth/sb into shape

US usually whip sth/sb into shape
to take action to get something or someone into the good condition that you would like: to knock the economy into shape A better teacher would have licked him into shape.
(Definition of knock/lick sth/sb into shape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock/lick sth/sb into shape”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…整理好, 使变好…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…整理好, 使變好…
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