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look sharp

To pay attention; to be vigilant. Look sharp, or you'll get hit in the head with a soccer ball! Look sharp! There's a hole up ahead!
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look sharp

Get moving, be alert, as in The coach told the team they would have to look sharp if they wanted to win. This colloquial expression, dating from the early 1700s, originally meant "to keep a strict watch" but acquired its present sense in the early 1800s.
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look sharp

be quick.
1953 Margaret Kennedy Troy Chimneys I had…begun an idle flirtation with Maria, … then, perceiving that I should be caught if I did not look sharp, I kept out of her way.
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look ˈlively/ˈsharp

(British English, informal) do something quickly; hurry up: Come on, look lively or we won’t get to the station in time.
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Former classical prodigy Jackson was already a young musical veteran - with a resume that included the Royal Academy of Music, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, musical directorship of a Playboy Club, and a proto-punk band called Arms and Legs - when Look Sharp was released into the charged post-punk atmosphere of January 1979.
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Nomo, who did not look sharp last week in Houston, allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits in five innings Monday, then after the game told Colborn his fastball lacked its normal speed.
Kinnear said: "We watched him in the reserves against Manchester United on his comeback and he didn't look sharp.
Streaking: Traber is making the cost-cutting Cleveland Indians look sharp for jettisoning All-Star second baseman Roberto Alomar to the New York Mets for, among others, Traber, the ex-Loyola Marymount first-round pick.
Playing their second game in less than 24 hours, the Kings didn't look sharp but played with the grittiness Murray desires.
He started his Newbury Park career with a 2-yard completion to tight end Will Svitek, but didn't look sharp and completed just two of his next six passes with an interception, off of which Burroughs scored its lone first-half touchdown.
The truly great ones make their whole team look sharp.