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Get one’s butt in gear


Reprimand for being lazy. Work better. Complete a mandatory chore. Also used as ‘get one’s rear in gear’. A reprimand that suggests one is NOTĀ  performing suitably.

“You’ve lived in my house for one year, I want you to get your rear in gear and find a job.”

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