In fact, Miller is trying to get opera singers—known for large bellies and not-exactly-rigorous physical regimes—to shape up.
So 2018 will shape up as another wipeout, and the Senate will flip back to the GOP again.
Making Karzai understand he has to shape up to survive is the best, and perhaps only, way to force him to shape up.
But until Merkel puts her signature to any deal, she also has the most clout to push other countries to shape up.
That's love, and while they'd probably tell me to shape up and be a better man, that's love too.
Hereafter, as fast as possible, we want to shape up our holdings so as to double-winter all our beef cattle.
Gradually, under the coaching of Brad, the team began to shape up.
Cut the mortises and grooves first, then shape up the sides.
Also shape up the "false" extensions of these pieces which are to be fastened below the lower frame at the corners.
However, if we can fix it up with Agatha for you to spend the summer with her, perhaps matters will shape up better in the fall.
Old English scapan, past participle of scieppan "to create, form, destine" (past tense scop), from Proto-Germanic *skapjanan "create, ordain" (cf. Old Norse skapa, Danish skabe, Old Saxon scapan, Old Frisian skeppa, Middle Dutch schappen "do, treat," Old High German scaffan, German schaffen "shape, create, produce"), from PIE root *(s)kep- a base forming words meaning "to cut, scrape, hack" (see scabies), which acquired broad technical senses and in Germanic a specific sense of "to create."
Old English scieppan survived into Middle English as shippen, but shape emerged as a regular verb (with past tense shaped) by 1500s. The old past participle form shapen survives in misshapen. Middle English shepster (late 14c.) "dressmaker, female cutter-out," is literally "shape-ster," from Old English scieppan.
Meaning "to form in the mind" is from late 14c. Phrase Shape up (v.) is literally "to give form to by stiff or solid material;" attested from 1865 as "progress;" from 1938 as "reform;" shape up or ship out is attested from 1956, originally U.S. military slang, with the sense being "do right or get shipped up to active duty."
Old English sceap, gesceap "form; created being, creature; creation; condition; sex, genitalia," from root of shape (v.)). Meaning "contours of the body" is attested from late 14c. Meaning "condition, state" is first recorded 1865, American English. In Middle English, the word in plural also had a sense of "a woman's private parts." Shape-shifter attested from 1820. Out of shape "not in proper shape" is from 1690s. Shapesmith "one who undertakes to improve the form of the body" was used in 1715.
Condition; state of fitness: I have to find out what shape they're in (1865+)