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gear up

To ready oneself, someone, or something for something. I had geared myself up for a fight, so I was very surprised when the board immediately accepted my proposal. The benefits reps are gearing up for the health insurance enrollment period. Who is gearing up the invitations for the party?
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gear someone or something up (for someone or something)

to prepare someone or something for someone or something. We have to gear up the workers for the arrival of the new manager. We geared ourselves up for Frank, who was coming to lecture to us.
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gear up

v.
1. To get ready for something, especially an upcoming action or event; prepare for something: The investors geared up for the merger of the two companies.
2. To get something ready for an upcoming action or event: The company is gearing up its marketing team for the release of the new film. We geared the truck up for the journey.
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It is a much bigger job than anticipated and daily commuters will have to gear themselves up while the work, running from one side of the road to the other, is carried out in stages.