limber up

phrasal verb

limbered up; limbering up; limbers up
: to prepare for physical activity by doing exercises so that one's body can move and bend more easily
She limbered up for a few minutes before starting to run.
sometimes used figuratively
She limbered up for the election by learning the relevant statistics.

Examples of limber up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Go ahead and crack those knuckles and limber up the fingertips. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 24 Jan. 2024 But hardly any politician wants to raise taxes in an election year — or in any year for a governor who dreams of one day sitting in the Oval Office and seems to be limbering up for a 2028 presidential race. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024 Already, Mideast heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia are limbering up for a new round of their strategic tug of war. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Oct. 2023 But there is a right way and a wrong way to limber up. Jessica Sebor, Outside Online, 26 Aug. 2022

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“Limber up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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