gird one's loins
phrasal to prepare for action ; muster up one's resources

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gird one's loins — If you gird your loins, you prepare for conflict or a difficult time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • gird one's loins — phrasal : to prepare for a test of strength or other trial : muster up one s resources : set to work often used with up can the British gird up their loins and move ahead Samuel Van Valkenburg & Ellsworth Huntington * * * I gird (up) one s loins… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gird one's loins — {v. phr.}, {literary} To prepare for action; get ready for a struggle or hard work. * /David girded up his loins and went out to meet the giant Goliath./ * /Seniors must gird their loins for the battles of life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gird one's loins — {v. phr.}, {literary} To prepare for action; get ready for a struggle or hard work. * /David girded up his loins and went out to meet the giant Goliath./ * /Seniors must gird their loins for the battles of life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gird\ one's\ loins — v. phr. literary To prepare for action; get ready for a struggle or hard work. David girded up his loins and went out to meet the giant Goliath. Seniors must gird their loins for the battles of life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gird (up) one's loins (or gird oneself for something) — prepare and strengthen oneself for something difficult. → gird …   English new terms dictionary

  • gird up one's loins — To prepare for energetic action, as if by tucking up one s clothes • • • Main Entry: ↑loin …   Useful english dictionary

  • gird (up) one's loins — idi gird (up) one s loins, to prepare oneself for something requiring strength or endurance …   From formal English to slang

  • gird up one's loins — verb To prepare oneself for something demanding. Man came into this world, not to sit down and muse, not to befog himself with vain subtleties, but to gird up his loins and to work. Syn: steel oneself, shape up, suck it up …   Wiktionary

  • gird\ up\ one's\ loins — v. phr. literary To prepare for action; get ready for a struggle or hard work. David girded up his loins and went out to meet the giant Goliath. Seniors must gird their loins for the battles of life …   Словарь американских идиом

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