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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.
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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