get ass in gear

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get (one's) ass in gear

rude slang To start being active or prepare to do something, particularly when one is inactive. I know you said you would take out the trash, but get your ass in gear and do it already! I really need to get my ass in gear and finish writing this paper—it's due tomorrow!
See also: ass, gear, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get one's ass in gear

 and get one's tail in gear
Sl. to get moving; to get organized and get started. (Use caution.) Come on, you guys. Get moving. Get your ass in gear!
See also: ass, gear, get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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