shape-up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

shape–up

noun \ˈshāp-ˌəp\

Definition of SHAPE-UP

:  a system of hiring workers and especially longshoremen by the day or shift by having applicants gather for each day's selection; also :  an instance of such hiring practice

First Known Use of SHAPE-UP

1940

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