pull (one's) socks up

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pull (one's) socks up

To try to improve one's performance or behavior because it has been not been good enough recently. We expect our writers to contribute about 10–15 articles per week, so you're going to have to pull your socks up if you want to stay a part of this team.
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pull your socks up

BRITISH
If someone tells you to pull your socks up, they want you to improve your behaviour or work. If he wants to continue in the job he'll have to pull his socks up. She was told by the boss to pull her socks up.
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pull your socks up

make an effort to improve your work, performance, or behaviour. informal
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pull your ˈsocks up

(British English, informal) work harder, be more determined, etc: You really must pull your socks up if you want to beat Jackie in the competition.
See also: pull, sock, up