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look lively

To hurry up and get moving. Often used as an imperative. The movie is starting in 15 minutes. Look lively! You'd better look lively if you're going to catch your bus.
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look lively

used to tell someone to be quick in doing something. informal
A variant of this phrase is look alive , but this is now rather dated.
See also: lively, look

look ˈlively/ˈsharp

(British English, informal) do something quickly; hurry up: Come on, look lively or we won’t get to the station in time.
See also: lively, look, sharp
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Salisi added that in anticipation of a livelier economy, "physical improvement of the town is inevitable.
Japan's 12 teams agreed to have a third party investigate the issue of why NPB secretly made its baseballs livelier.
RIVERS in Huddersfield could be transformed into cleaner, livelier places thanks to a new conservation trust.
Summary: The International School of Creative Science is set to launch more powerful and livelier performances with the latest in audio visual technology for their multipurpose hall, marking the first deployment of Installation Line Array from QSC in the UAE.
In a livelier second half Adam Powell crossed for his seventh try of the season and Nathan Rees added another before Bedwas worked an overlap for replacement prop Peter Harrison to touch down.
The Cumbria Economic Plan says there is a trend of older, more affluent people moving into the county, for retirement or quality of life, but younger people moving out for affordable homes, education, jobs and a livelier lifestyle.
Scunthorpe had started the game the livelier of the teams and midfielder Neil MacKenzie twice tried his luck with early efforts.
Whereas infrastructure, including direct connectivity to Manhattan was always excellent, now White Plains has much livelier nightlife and significantly more upscale residential space.
Mansfield were the brighter, livelier side in the opening stages, but former Stag Derek Asamoah opened the scoring, with a crisp, fine finish from a Dave Edwards through ball.
Singer-songwriter Michelle Anthony follows her unjustly neglected 2004 gem, ``Stand Fall Repeat,'' with the seven-song mini-album ``*Frozenstarpalace'' (Merctwyn), another solid effort that at times recalls the livelier Aimee Mann of a few years ago.
The visitors made the livelier start, but gave Alexander too much space to score.
As business editor for the Plain Dealer, she restructured coverage to stress local news and provide a livelier presentation.
is a fun, breezy read made even livelier by Daly's cheerful illustrations.
This audiobook is a good example of the power of aural presentations to make a story livelier by jumpstarting the reader's imagination and involvement in the tale.