English version

knock/lick/get somebody/something into shape

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknock/lick/get somebody/something into shapeknock/lick/get somebody/something into shapeIMPROVEto make someone or something better so that they reach the necessary standard Some of them lack experience, but we’ll soon knock them into shape. shape
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knock/lick/get somebody/something into shapeWith the BaByliss BodyToner Plus you can treat yourself to wonderful massages and get back into shape at the same time.And backs off quick, before the long-suffering pimp shows up, and knocks the girl into shape with his jewelled fists.The first two hours knock us into shape, however, as we battle with the boulder-strewn approach to Condoriri.Lionesses lick their cubs into shape and life.Nevertheless an heroic effort is being made to lick Expo into shape before Easter Monday.His replacement, former sales manager Nils Sontag, never had enough time to lick the company into shape.A lot of similar stories, people just wanting to get back into shape, get their games together.
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