roll up one's sleeves

Definition of roll up one's sleeves

  1. 1 :  to fold up the ends of one's shirt sleeves to make them shorter

  2. 2 informal :  to prepare to work hard It's time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done.

Word by Word Definitions

rollplay
  1. :  a written document that may be rolled up :  scroll

    :  a document containing an official or formal record

    :  a manuscript book

  1. :  to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

    :  to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

    :  to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. :  a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

    :  a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

    :  a heavy reverberatory sound

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

sleeveplay sleeves
  1. :  a part of a garment covering an arm

    :  sleevelet

    :  a tubular part (such as a hollow axle or a bushing) designed to fit over another part


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