roll\ up\ one's\ sleeves


roll\ up\ one's\ sleeves
To get ready for a hard job; prepare to work hard or seriously.

When Paul took his science examination, he saw how little he knew about science. He rolled up his sleeves and went to work.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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