Gird-up-one-s-loins meaning

(idiomatic, intransitive) To prepare oneself for something demanding.
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Origin of gird-up-one-s-loins

  • Likely a Hebraism, often used in the King James Bible (e.g., 2 Kings 4:29). Literally referred to the need to strap a belt around one's waist when getting up in order to avoid the cloak falling off.
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