Get the lead out!

get the lead out

To do something at a faster pace. (Lead is a very heavy metal.) Come on, these papers won't copy themselves—get the lead out, fellas!
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Get the lead out!

exclam. Get moving!; Hurry up! (Crude. It is assumed that one has bowels full of lead.) Come on, you turkeys. Get the lead out!
See also: get, lead
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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