knuckle down

verb
knuckled down; knuckling down; knuckles down

Definition of knuckle down

intransitive verb

: to apply oneself earnestly

First Known Use of knuckle down

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Knuckle down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knuckle%20down. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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