put some muscle into


: to make a forceful effort into (doing something)
To clean that floor you have to put some muscle into it.

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Recent Examples on the Web In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower created the President’s Council on Youth Fitness and his successor, John F. Kennedy, put some muscle into the effort. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2024 Come on, Grandma, put some muscle into it. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 3 Sep. 2021

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“Put some muscle into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20some%20muscle%20into. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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