knuckle down


knuckle down
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "knuckle down":
present tense I/you/we/they knuckle down he/she/it knuckles down present participle knuckling down past tense knuckled down past participle knuckled down informal
to start working hard, especially when you should have done this earlier

It's time you knuckled down to some work.


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