get ready

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mark definition


  1. n.
    a dupe; a victim selected for a theft or a swindle. (Underworld.) : I bumped the mark on the shoulder, and he put his hand on his wallet just like always.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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get ready

Also, make ready. Become prepared or make preparations for something. For example, It'll take me another hour to get ready for the painter, or Jane promised to make the room ready for our guests. [Late 1500s] Also see get set.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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