Idiom: To Get in Shape
Context #1 –
Sara: I can’t believe I’m getting married in 2 months!
Jane: I know…I can’t wait to see you in your wedding dress.
Sara: Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me. I have 2 months to get in shape for the wedding. Time to hit the gym!
Context #2 –
Jim: I heard your son is playing on the high school football team this year.
Tom: Yeah, he’s really excited! But he’s not too excited about all the practices they have.
Jim: I understand. It takes a lot of hard work to get in shape for the football season. He’ll survive!
Meaning: the idiom “get in shape” is used to describe the process of exercising or working out with the purpose of getting into great physical condition. This idiom is taken from the LSI textbook “Reading Connections,” which is used to teach Level 3 Reading/Vocabulary classes at LSI schools. For more information please visit www.languagesystems.com