British informal Become more serious, energetic, and hard-working: she wouldn’t have a job, she realized, if she didn’t buck up her ideas
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- The goal breathed much-needed life into Scotland but it also resulted in the US bucking up their ideas.
- England bucked up their ideas after the break and capitalised on the Slovaks’ tiring before a late rally in which they almost sneaked an equaliser in the dying seconds.
- Pickering Town boss Jimmy Reid has issued a stark warning to his players - buck up your ideas or lose your place.