bestir oneself

bestir oneself
start to be active

Get cracking, please!

get down, ↑begin, ↑get, ↑start out, ↑start, ↑set about, ↑set out, ↑commence
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EXERT ONESELF, make an effort, rouse oneself, get going, get moving, get on with it; informal shake a leg, look lively, get cracking, get weaving, get one's finger out, get off one's backside; Brit. informal, dated stir one's stumps.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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