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Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


What does shape up or ship out mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

shape up or ship out

To either improve one's behavior or else be required to leave; to either improve one's performance in an activity or else withdraw from that activity completely.


After his many serious mistakes, the boss warned him that he had to shape up or ship out.

This idiom is in the general category

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