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Browsing page 1 of words meaning to start, prepare to, be about to (12 words total)

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bite the bullet

verb

  • to stoically endure something unpleasant.
    I may have to bite the bullet and turn myself in to the police.

    Last edited on May 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 02 2009.

  • to stop procrastinating.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Taken sparingly - one at a time", The New Zealand Herald, Adam Gifford, Aug 28 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jun 29 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 29 2011.

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fix to

verb

  • shortened form of "fixing to," meaning "about to" or "preparing to."
    Are you fixin' to go to the store?
    I'm fixin' to eat.

    Last edited on Dec 10 2010. Submitted by Patrick from Austin, TX, USA on Jun 18 1998.

  • to consider doing.
    I'm fixing to go over there and tell him what I think.

    Last edited on Dec 10 2010. Submitted by Patrick from Austin, TX, USA on Jun 18 1998.

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get (one's) ass in gear

verb - intransitive

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