English version

gird (up) your loins

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgird (up) your loinsgird (up) your loinsREADYto get ready to do something difficult – used humorously gird
Examples from the Corpus
gird (up) your loinsI'm girding up my loins for battle on this tax issue.We're just unwinding before girding our loins for London.
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