buckle down

phrasal verb

buckled down; buckling down; buckles down
: to start to work hard
You had better buckle down if you want to get good grades.

Examples of buckle down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But forecasts for lower interest rates ahead give consumers more reason to buckle down and get to work. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 Adjacent to the primary office is a supplementary workspace; this smaller office is perfect if guests have a larger entourage or a personal assistant that needs to buckle down. Gemma Harris, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024 There were certainly Lions miscues that the Niners capitalized on, but San Francisco’s defense buckled down after it had been completely dominated in the first half. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 Johnson scored seven of his game-high 26 points in the second overtime and the Bayhawks buckled down on defense to claim a thrilling 82-78 win over the Mustangs in Baltimore City play. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 6 Feb. 2024 The war in Ukraine is also a vicious proxy contest between Russia and the West; Russian President Vladimir Putin is buckling down for a long, grinding struggle that could last for years. Hal Brands, Foreign Affairs, 26 Jan. 2024 Instead of buckling down and counting your dollars, try to throw some money in the air, this one time. Essence, 2 Jan. 2024 The Bengals buckled down in the red zone and held the Chiefs to six field goals, but Kansas City totaled 373 yards. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 31 Dec. 2023 The 10-year-old prince is buckling down for an important round of classroom exams, and Prince William even referenced the tests when explaining why Kate Middleton wasn't with him in Singapore for the Earthshot Prize. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023

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“Buckle down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckle%20down. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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