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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 The president won the election on his promise to whip the economy into shape by overhauling outdated or inefficient legislation.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 43-year-old Dubliner also told how her dance partner Vitali Kozmin has been whipping her into shape in rehearsals but the pair get on well.
Of course, it helps to have Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow's ex-pal/pal Tracy Anderson on board whipping her into shape, too.
But despite the top trainer gaining nationwide recognition after whipping her into shape with gruelling workouts and diet tips, he is being forced to go to Spain to make a living.