be in shape

be in shape

1. To be in good, robust health; to be strong or fit. Sadly, I'm not in shape anymore. Ten years working behind a desk has given me quite a belly! Wow, Jim is really in shape lately.
2. To be suitably prepared or in the proper condition. No, the manuscript isn't in shape for review yet—I still have a few sections to edit.
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be in (good, bad, etc.) ˈshape


1 (of a person) be in good, bad, etc. health or physical condition: He’s in good shape for a man of his age.She goes to the gym three times a week to stay in shape.
2 (of a thing) be well, badly, etc. organized or in good, bad, etc. condition: The economy’s in very bad shape and is likely to get worse.
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