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limber up

1. To stretch and warm one's muscles, so as to become flexible and loose before some strenuous exercise or activity. Make sure you all limber up before we begin practice. I didn't limber up before my run, and now I've got a terrible cramp in my leg.
2. To stretch and warm up someone else's muscles in such a way. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "limber" and "up" in this usage. The team masseuse limbered us up before we headed out to practice. I need to limber up my legs.
See also: up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

limber someone or something up

to make someone or something more flexible or loose. Let me give you a massage; that will limber you up. I need to limber up my arms.
See also: up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
When his legs were limbered up, Pinocchio started walking by himself and ran all around the room.
The young fellow hooked his arm into the Reverend's, now, with the confiding and grateful air of a waif who has been longing for a friend, and a sympathetic ear, and a chance to lisp once more the sweet accents of the mother-tongue--and then he limbered up the muscles of his mouth and turned himself loose--and with such a relish!
MASCOTS and charity workers have limbered up for a gentle workout in preparation for the 5k Riverside Run and CCG 2k Fun Run in June.
Michael Bell visited the watered gallop on Racecourse Side, where Sariska limbered up for Friday's Investec Coronation Cup.
net/funrun CHARITY EVENT Cannon Hill Park was transformed into a hive of activity as runners of all shapes and sizes limbered up for the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile 2010.
LEADING all-weather sprinter Arganil limbered up for a potential Group One assignment in Dubai with a routine victory yesterday at Lingfield.
Over 400 competitors including businesses, friends and students, limbered up to support the charity extravaganza at Brindleyplace in Birmingham.
Two of the girls - Amy Bichel, 20, (Barbarians) and Amy Singer, 21 (All Blacks) - limbered up last week by trying on the respective teams' jerseys for size.
Their owner Mats Hamnas managed to take a few snaps as they limbered up for their latest bout at his garden in Helsingborg, Sweden.
SEB Coe limbered up with ballet dancers as he helped launch the annual London 2012 Open Weekend.
Meet Joe Harper (left) and Mick Bernard - limbered up for the start of the 1973-74 season.
Moseley limbered up for the new National League One season with an easy 41-8 win over Nottingham in last night's club match at Beeston.
To see if your revisionist muscle has limbered up over the last half-century, visit the Galleria Civica's full-scale retrospective of Hartung's art, with 144 paintings and works on paper spanning his full career, 1922 to 1989.
She decided to dress demurely in a little grey number as she limbered up for her moving session in London, not far from her home.
A four-year-old son of Kingmambo, Kentucky Dynamite limbered up for the Prix Jean Prat by landing the Group 3 Prix Paul de Moussac, having previously won over a mile as a juvenile and at 1m2f earlier in his three-year-old season.