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gird (up) (one's) loins

To prepare oneself to face or contend with something. You better gird your loins in preparation for another holiday with my dysfunctional family! They better gird up their loins—the weather up there is no joke.
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gird up one's loins

Fig. to get ready, especially for hard work; to prepare oneself (for something). Well, I guess I had better gird up my loins and go to work. Somebody has to do something about the problem. Why don't you gird up your loins and do something?
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gird one's loins

Also, gird up one's loins. Prepare oneself for action, as in I'm girding up my loins for that crucial interview. This expression comes from the Bible (Proverbs 31:17) and originally alluded to tucking up the traditional long robe into a girdle (that is, a belt) so it will not hamper physical activity. [c. 1600]
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gird your loins

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gird up your loins

JOURNALISM, LITERARY
If someone girds their loins or girds up their loins, they prepare themselves mentally to deal with a difficult situation. He is girding his loins to demand financial compensation. I am girding up my loins for another round of high-level meetings. Note: This expression is used several times in the Bible. The Hebrews wore long loose robes which they tied up with a girdle or belt when they were working or travelling.
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gird (up) your loins

prepare and strengthen yourself for what is to come.
This expression is of biblical origin, the idea being that the long, loose garments worn in the ancient Orient had to be hitched up to avoid impeding a person's movement. In 1 Kings 18:45–6, we find: ‘And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And…Elijah…girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel’. The phrase was also used metaphorically in the New Testament: ‘Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you…’ (1 Peter 1:13).
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gird (up) your ˈloins

(literary or humorous) prepare yourself for action, hard work, etc: There’s a lot of hard work to be done before the weekend, so let’s gird up our loins and start.In the Bible, to gird your loins meant to pick up your robe and tie it about your waist so that you could run or move much more quickly.
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gird (up) (one's) loins

To summon up one's inner resources in preparation for action.
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4) for switching unloaded transformer on gird (where inrush current is been recorded) and breaking of loaded transformer (where switch voltage is been recorded) consists of generator (60 MVA), generator transformer (Tr 1, 50 MVA), bus (110 kV) and tested transformer (Tr 2, 50 MVA) with consumers on LV 10,5 kV side.
As per details, most of the grid stations working for Lesco are facing the problem of overloading as so far no considerable progress has been made to install the sufficient transformers at the gird stations to cover the problem of overloading.
while Jabboana, Mari Shah Sukhera, Rakh Dagana, Rasheed Pur, Uch Gull Imam and Athara Hazari feeders originating from 66-KV Athara Hazari gird station will observe shutdown from 8:00 a.
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Zahak was found dead in the Qamchaq area of Siah Gird district in central Parwan province earlier in the day.
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He said four new grid stations would be constructed in Faisalabad, including one grid station near GTS Flyover, second near Steam Power Station, third in Aminpur and fourth near Jaranwala Road gird station.
It is stated by the group President Valery Shandalov that the talks were for participation in a project to develop Novi Sad's power gird of and to construct a power plant in two stages.
The NTDC new projects included 132 KV Karakh Gird Station with Transmission line (Quetta) with cost of Rs 100 million, 132 KV Pasinzai Gird Station with Transmission line (Quetta) with cost of Rs 100 million, 132 KV Pringhabad Gird Station with Transmission line (Quetta) with cost of Rs 45 million and 500 KV Islamabad west with cost of Rs 10 million.
The partnership joins up Alstom s smart gird expertise with Cisco s networking know-how.
Jerry Lewis, R- Redlands, and his Inland Empire constituents who are seeking to gird their fast-growing region against the threat of a terrorist attack.