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Shape up   /ʃeɪp əp/   Listen
Shape up

Develop in a positive way.  Synonyms: advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress.  "My plants are coming along" , "Plans are shaping up"

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"Shape up" Quotes from Famous Books

... trace an irregularly-shaped long oval, quite two inches smaller all the way round than the tracing of the skin itself. Cut this out in stiff paper, and from it shape up one or two boards of 1 in. to 1.5 in. deal, jointed together on edge; to this "body-board" bolt by staples the four strong rods representing the fore and hind limb bones. Let each have a right-angled crook where ...
— Practical Taxidermy • Montagu Browne

Words linked to "Shape up" :   develop, regress, leapfrog, climb

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