put hand to the plow
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put (one's) hand to the plow
To set to work; to begin or get busy working. (Spelled "hand to the plough" in British English.) Primarily heard in US. We've spent a long time planning our business model and strategy for success; now it's time to put our hand to the plow and get things moving. My father loves his work; even after retiring, he still puts his hand to the plow with various projects.
put one's hand to the plow
Fig. to get busy; to help out; to start working. (Alludes to grasping a plow, ready to work the fields.) You should start work now. It's time to put your hand to the plow. Put your hand to the plow and get the job done!