whip sth into shape

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lick (sth) into shape definition

and whip (sth) into shape
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    to put something into good condition, possibly with considerable effort. : I've got about two days more to lick this place into shape so I can sell it. , Whip this manuscript into shape, then we'll talk about publishing it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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