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fruit of (one's) loins

One's child or children; one's immediate or future descendant(s). As the baby-boomer generation ages, many are increasingly relying on the fruit of their loins for financial and medical support. Little could she know that, nearly two centuries later, the fruit of her loins would be in nearly every continent on the planet.
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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!
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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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Forty-eight loin and lump tissues (about 500 g) with 12 samples from each four QGs (QG 1++, 1+, 1, and 2) were collected from 48 Korean cattle steers, transported under ice (4[degrees]C) to a laboratory 24 h postmortem, and kept at -80[degrees]C for 1 week.
Once the pan is hot add a splash of rapeseed oil to the pan and carefully place the loin into the hot pan.
Whether choosing classic rib chops (cut from the rack), loin chops (similar to little T-bone steaks), shoulder chops or leg chops (sirloin or center sliced), just a few minutes on the grill will yield tender, juicy meat.
Ingredients Lamb loin cut into four equal pieces 50g butter 100ml double cream 2 little gem lettuces (cut in half ) 200g frozen peas 200g broad beans 1 shallot (finely diced) Sprig of thyme (finely chopped) 1 garlic clove (finely chopped) 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil METHOD 1.
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Place lamb chops on large tray and rub garlic oil mixture all over lamb loin chops; set aside while grill heats.
The great thing about loin steaks is their versatility, enjoy them grilled, fried or roasted.
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SUNA)- L'ambassadeur de l'Etat du Soudan du Sud a Khartoum, Mayan Dott a affirme que la production du petrole du Sud-Soudan n'a pas ete affectee par les incidents en cours dans le pays, soulignant que les zones de la production du petrole ont ete securisees et qu'elles sont loin des sites de conflit.
INGREDIENTS: 4x 100g roe deer loin, trimmed Knob of unsalted butter 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp pink peppercorns 1 tsp green peppercorns Handful of wild rocket, washed 2 large beetroots, washed Handful of blanched hazelnuts, cracked and lightly toasted Small handful of chives, snipped 3-4 tbsp house dressing Salt and fresh ground black pepper Pre-heat oven to 190C.
Loin de la croisette, c'est sur le Giro que Movistar a choisi de faire son festival.
Select beef carcasses that possessed outstanding tenderness in the rib eye-strip loin muscle.
Accompanied by Miss Uganda and Miss Zambia - natch - the ex-boxing champ, 49, also got his gums around a loin of springbok (a kind of southern hemi gazelle) at Camden's South African diner, Shaka Zulu.
The team, made up of Matthew Byrd, Alex Batsford and Tara Harris impressed with their three courses of: St George mushroom risotto with pan fried cod loin for a starter, followed by a main of pork tender loin with cider fondant, duo beetroot and pork and black pudding bon bon for the main and a dessert of chocolate fondant with white chocolate sorbet, peanut butter mousse and caramelised bananas.