look alive

look alive

Act lively, hurry up, as in Look alive! This job has to be finished today. This phrase, often used as an imperative, today is more common in Britain than in America. [Mid-1800s]
See also: alive, look
References in classic literature ?
You won't do any good as a chartered accountant unless you look alive.
Now then, you devil's puppet, look alive and hunt for it
There are a few pals of mine generally lunch in the cafe there, and they mayn't all have cleared out if we look alive.
Look alive, Gentleman," I says, "and think out some plan, or we might as well be padding the hoof now.
I've got to be back on the first of June--" the voice broke into a joyful conscious laugh--"so we must look alive.
Tell young gent to look alive," says guard, opening the hind- boot and shooting in the parcels after examining them by the lamps.
Tartar had only clapped to his lips the speaking- trumpet that was slung in a corner, and given hoarse orders to heave the anchor up, look alive there, men, and get all sail upon her!
He had already worked with Tay and got the beat for Look Alive from him.
Liverpool musicians Aystar and MIC Lowry are also confirmed, alongside international artist BlocBoy JB, who is currently in the Hot 100 top 10 with Drake and the song Look Alive.
The worm vibrates on the fall due to the two tapered ends, which makes it look alive and imitates a worm, leech or eel very well.
That's what makes Animojis so weirdly compelling for iPhone X users - they look alive.
They said that they were very happy to see their village illuminated in lights, thus making the area look alive again.
Peach, pink and tan look alive and fresh when applied with transparency," agrees makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo.
5 ALBERTO PALOSCHI At least started to look alive in the right areas when Swansea switched to a two and forced saves from Boruc, but while busy was nowhere near enough of a threat as a frontline striker.
I love attending to small details, playing with the colour tones and placing several layers on my canvas to make it look alive.