Idioms Lesson 2 – To pull up ones Socks . Meaning and examples of Idioms and Phrases in English Language by Rachna Chandla
PULL UP ONE’S SOCKS
MEANING – To make an effort to improve
If you aren’t satisfied with someone and want them to do better, you can tell them to pull up their socks.
He’ll have to pull up his socks in math – if he wants to pass
He’ll lose his job unless he pulls his socks up and starts doing a lot better.
The coach said I have to pull my socks up or I’ll lose my spot on the team.
His teacher told Jason to pull his socks up because his grades weren’t good enough.
The government pulls up its socks in order to provide better services
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