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buckle your seat belts

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buckle your seat belts

verb phrase

To get ready for trouble; take precautions; batten down the hatches

[1970s+; fr the pilot's order to passengers as an airplane approaches danger]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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