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nip-up

[ nip-uhp ]
/ ˈnɪpˌʌp /
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noun
a calisthenic routine or gymnastic move of springing to one's feet from a supine position.
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Origin of nip-up

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase nip up
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