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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Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the GEAR UP for Success Act, which intends to improve the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), a federal grant program that seeks to increase college awareness, readiness, and success for low-income and underrepresented students.
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DAZED AND CONFUSED Film4 11.15PM As the grown-ups prepare for America's bi-centennial party, Texas high-school teens gear DAZED AND CONFUSED Film4 11.15PM As the grown-ups prepare for America's bi-centennial party, Texas high-school teens gear up for a memorable summer of '76.
This type of loan also allows businesses to take advantage of special discounts offered by suppliers or to gear up for a special sales effort, such as a seasonal line of credit.