Definition of buckle down in English:

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buckle down

Tackle a task with determination: they will buckle down to negotiations over the next few months
More example sentences
  • But then Saval, with Donal Murphy playing great stuff, buckled down to the task with Fergal McConville and Paul Greenan replying, to leave eight points between the teams.
  • We've got to keep buckling down and going for it.
  • ‘I was so determined, I just buckled down to it,’ he said.
Synonyms
work hard, apply oneself, make an effort, strive, be industrious, be diligent, be assiduous, exert oneself, focus
informal get cracking, pull/get one's finger out, get weaving, get off one's backside
British informal get stuck in
See parent entry: buckle
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