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whip (someone or something) into shape

To return someone or something into acceptable condition or behavior, especially through direct, efficient, and practical means. The president won the election on his promise to whip the economy into shape by overhauling outdated or inefficient legislation. What he really needs is a mentor who will whip him into shape.
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whip someone or something into shape

to cause someone or something to be in a better condition. The coach was not able to whip the players into shape before the game. I think I can whip this proposal into shape quickly. Hey, Tom, whip yourself into shape. You look a mess.
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whip something into shape

verb
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whip into shape

Informal
To bring to a specified state or condition, vigorously and often forcefully.
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The organisers are horrified by this news, especially on meeting tomboy Gracie, and assign expert Vic to whip her into shape - which he does, with astounding results.
Luckily, she has current British Champions, the South of England Latin Team, to help whip her into shape - but it's not an easy task.
Luckily, she has British champions, the South of England Latin team, to whip her into shape - but it's not easy particularly as some of the steps would tax a contortionist.