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look sharp

To pay attention. 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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edu, or Cyndy Scheibe, executive director of Project Look Sharp, at (607) 274-1324 or scheibe@ithaca.
Through a viewing and discussion of the 1988 Bush campaign commercial showing Michael Dukakis in a tank, for example, students learn how image-based impressions can impact an election," says Cyndy Scheibe, associate professor of psychology at Ithaca College and executive director of Project Look Sharp.
But are budget suits ill-fitting and uncomfortable or can you look sharp for a fraction of the price?
Lakewood starter Daniel Johnson didn't look sharp and gave up three runs in two-plus innings.
The 11-song collection reunites Jackson with the scrappy band who accompanied him on the trilogy of LPs - Look Sharp, I'm The Man, and Beat Crazy - that first established him as a major artist in 1979.
The resulting images look sharp and do not contain any "jaggy" artifacts which are common with other video conversion techniques.
Valencia ready: Hart's season-best 357 overshadowed a school-record 363 by Valencia in the next-to-last Foothill League tournament, but the second-place Vikings also look sharp entering the postseason.
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Chavez explained, "Site designers, graphic artists, technical writers, and programmers all contribute in producing Web sites that are easy to navigate, look sharp, and read well; providing true utility for the viewer as well as the business itself.
On such standouts as ``Fix Up, Look Sharp,'' ``Cut 'Em Off'' and ``Sittin' Here,'' the impish Rascal, whose obligatory thug image is the project's only predictable element, paints the usual menacing rhyme-pictures - but his production style points to something new.