roll up one's sleeves

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roll up one's sleeves

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see roll,‎ up,‎ one's,‎ sleeves.
  2. (idiomatic) To prepare to work.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes quoting Steve Bruce, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      "We could quite easily have folded today but thankfully they rolled up their sleeves and got back into it. We could even have won it. We had a couple of great opportunities but we just ran out of juice."

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