get your skates on
get (one's) skates on
To hurry up or move faster. Timmy, get your skates on, or we'll be late to the party! If these guys don't get their skates on, we'll be here moving boxes all day.
get your skates onmainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone tells you to get your skates on, they are telling you to hurry up. Come on, get your skates on — we should be there by now! Bargain hunters had better get their skates on — the best properties are selling fast.