get one's ass in gear

Definition of get one's ass in gear

chiefly US, informal

  1. —used as an impolite way to say someone needs to hurry up We don't have much time so you'd better get your ass in gear! They need to get their asses in gear if they want to get there on time.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  any of several hardy gregarious (see gregarious 1a) African or Asian perissodactyl mammals (genus Equus) smaller than the horse and having long ears

    :  an African mammal (E. asinus) that is the ancestor of the donkey

    :  a stupid, obstinate, or perverse person

  1. :  buttocks

    :  anus

  1. : used as a postpositive intensive especially with words of derogatory implication

gearplay
  1. :  clothing, garments

    :  movable property :  goods

    :  equipment, paraphernalia

  1. :  to provide (as machinery) with gearing (see gearing 2)

    :  to connect by gearing (see gearing 1)

    :  to make ready for effective operation


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