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To be ready, or to get ready for something - synonyms or related words

stand by

to be ready to do something



to get ready for something unpleasant

steel yourself

to prepare yourself for something unpleasant

all systems go

used for saying that everything is ready for an event or an activity to begin

be ripe for something

to be ready for something, especially a change

be in business


to be ready to do something, because all the necessary preparations have been made

be looking to do something

planning to do something

have something up your sleeve

to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with

screw up the courage/nerve to do something

to prepare mentally for doing something difficult

batten down

to get ready or to make something ready for a difficult or dangerous situation


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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