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buckle down

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to give in from or as if from a gradual loss of strength

buckle down: to devote (oneself or one's efforts)

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fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap

a shape distorted by twisting or folding

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fasten with a buckle or buckles

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fold or collapse

bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

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"But the lads are buckling down to do the things we're telling them and we'll do fine this season.
and world travels while "lecturing President Bush for the umpteenth time for 'not buckling down to break our oil addiction.'" Payne adds that "oil is an economic necessity, not an addiction, as Friedman himself inadvertently reveals three graphs later [in a column] when he tells how he and his wife 'flew from New York's Kennedy Airport to Singapore' -- on a jet plane gulping 3,000 gallons of fuel an hour.
Fair play Phil, but at least Leeds players are buckling down in a bid to get you back into the top flight.
MAY Twin girl, you're buckling down with the books.
And increases in Medicaid spending for nursing homes slowed to 1.0% in 2003, after an 8.1% increase in 2002, as states began buckling down on Medicaid costs.