whip into shape
phrasal to bring forcefully to a desired state or condition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whip into shape — phrasal : to bring forcefully to a desired state or condition could have been whipped into shape at a fraction of the cost of government study C.B.Rawson * * * whip into shape 1. To get (a person or group) into a condition ready for action, etc… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip into shape — whip (someone/something) into shape to quickly improve someone or something. The district brought in a new principal to whip the school into shape. His crew includes a bunch of misfits whom he whips into shape in time to win the contest. These… …   New idioms dictionary

  • whip into shape — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. train, finish, fix up, polish off*; see complete 1 , train 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • whip someone into shape — whip (someone/something) into shape to quickly improve someone or something. The district brought in a new principal to whip the school into shape. His crew includes a bunch of misfits whom he whips into shape in time to win the contest. These… …   New idioms dictionary

  • whip something into shape — whip (someone/something) into shape to quickly improve someone or something. The district brought in a new principal to whip the school into shape. His crew includes a bunch of misfits whom he whips into shape in time to win the contest. These… …   New idioms dictionary

  • whip someone/something into shape — whip (or knock or lick) someone/something into shape act forcefully to bring someone or something into a fitter, more efficient, or better organized state a man who whips a chamber orchestra into shape …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip someone into shape — lick/knock/whip/ someone/something/into shape phrase to improve the condition or performance of someone or something I’m going to whip this department into shape. Thesaurus: to make something better …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip something into shape — lick/knock/whip/ someone/something/into shape phrase to improve the condition or performance of someone or something I’m going to whip this department into shape. Thesaurus: to make something better …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip you into shape — help you become fit, improve your fitness    These aerobic exercises will whip you into shape …   English idioms

  • whip something into shape — Go to lick something into shape …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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