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to be ready to do something
to get ready for something unpleasant
to prepare yourself for something unpleasant
to be/get ready to deal with something very dangerous
to get ready or to make something ready for a difficult or dangerous situation
to be ready for something, especially a change
informal to be ready to do something, because all the necessary preparations have been made
planning to do something
to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with
to prepare mentally for doing something difficult
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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