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.
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gear up for someone or something

to get ready for something. We are busy gearing up for Joan's visit next week.
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The union issued a pessimistic bulletin to its local leaders, urging them to gear up for strike actions over the weekend and into next week.