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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

... horizontals to size. They are to be all of the same length. Next shape up the end pieces. The amount of slope for the front edges is indicated on the drawing. After all these pieces have been squared up and the mill-marks removed, the dadoes or grooves and gains may ...
— Mission Furniture - How to Make It, Part 3 • H. H. Windsor

... As things shape up now it looks as though we were the only life-sized country that could keep neutral for long, and as a consequence all the representatives of the countries in conflict are keeping us pretty well posted ...
— A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium • Hugh Gibson

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

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