What does the idiom "whip into shape" mean?
"Whip into shape" means to take action and change something or something into a better condition. For example, you can whip your kids into shape by educating them to have a good behavior, or you can whip your writing into shape by making it more reader-friendly. Here are some examples of "whip into shape": Ex: During election period, he promised that he will whip the economy into shape, but the economy got worse after he got elected. Ex: What will be the most efficient way to whip my sons into shape? They are so naughty.
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