gear up for
gear up for (someone or something)
To ready someone, oneself, or something for something. I had geared 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. I'm gearing up for my grandkids—they're arriving tonight.
gear up for someone or something
to get ready for something. We are busy gearing up for Joan's visit next week.