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Buckle down   /bˈəkəl daʊn/   Listen
Buckle down

verb
1.
Work very hard, like a slave.  Synonyms: break one's back, knuckle down, slave.






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"Buckle down" Quotes from Famous Books



... flung out. "If he'd left me nothing but a shilling or two there'd be some joy in living. I'd have had to buckle down. There's variety, interest, pleasure in having to make your own way ...
— Officer 666 • Barton W. Currie

... went about the thing casually and without worry. They could not buckle down to work until after the wedding of a friend in Chicago, a classmate at college. He had asked them to act as ushers. The twins were especially well-qualified to serve as ushers. Since graduating they had performed ...
— Her Weight in Gold • George Barr McCutcheon

... Suppos' n we buckle down to it and give the Colonel a bit of a shove towards t'other end of the car?—about ten foot, say. He wouldn't have so much influence, ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain



Words linked to "Buckle down" :   work, slave, knuckle down, do work



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