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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.
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?
the fruit of your loins(humorous)
your children The fruit of my loins you may be, but that doesn't mean I have to look after you all my life!See bear fruit
gird (up) your loins(humorous)
to prepare yourself mentally to do something difficult
Usage notes: This phrase comes from the Bible, where girding up your loins meant to tie up long, loose clothes so that they were more practical when you were working or travelling.Both sides are presently girding their loins for the legal battles that lie ahead.
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]
gird (up) (one's) loins
To summon up one's inner resources in preparation for action.