get one's ass in gear

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get one's ass in gear

  1. (US, idiomatic) To exert effective effort; to get going; to get moving; to start producing.
    He had been sitting there for two hours until the boss showed up and told him to get his ass in gear.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Ass" is sometimes used to denote self in idioms and expressions, as in "get your ass up", "get your ass out of here."


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