get\ the\ lead\ out\ of\ one's\ pants

v. phr. slang
To get busy; work faster.

The captain told the sailors to get the lead out of their pants.

The coach told the players to get the lead out of their pants.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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