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buckle down

buckle down

Date: Aug 06 2009


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“If I really buckle down, I think one day I could be a very good actress. But I haven’t done anything yet.”

- Actress Megan Fox on her potential. (Entertainment Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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focus; concentrate; commit to getting something done

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Megan Fox is best known for starring in the Transformers movies. Although those movies made her famous, her role in them wasn’t very challenging. She probably did about as much serious acting as the giant robots she starred with. But Fox thinks that if she really tried hard and applied herself, she could be a great actress. She just needs to buckle down.

Buckles are found on shoes, jackets, belts, and straps. The verb buckle usually means to secure with a buckle. When someone tells you to buckle up, it means you should put on your seat belt in a car. About 500 years ago, soldiers had to buckle themselves into their armor before going into battle. So the phrase buckle yourself came to mean something like “prepare oneself for a difficult task.” That’s how the expression buckle down evolved.

Teachers often tell their students to buckle down at school. Kids who party a lot are told by their parents that they need to buckle down. And if Megan Fox wants to be taken seriously as an actress, she needs to buckle down and start acting in more serious films. But if she’d rather just keep having fun and running around looking sexy in her movies, her fans probably won’t mind.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I have to buckle down and study tonight.”

“John used to party all the time, but lately he’s been trying to buckle down.”

“If the football team doesn’t start buckling down and taking practice more seriously, they’ll never make it to the playoffs.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS it refers to someone that work so hard as a slave to
by VOLTSSuper Member!
it means get to work seriously without slacking.
by Constant0920
Sezai Apply oneself to hard work. Settle down to work.
by Sezai
julee means work much harder????
by julee
lalobrown concentrate on one`s work
by lalobrown
sofree work very hard
by sofree
start working diligently
by Anko_Dreamer
Aneet really concentrate on it, go into it
by Aneet
It means "work hard".
by Mr.Bean's wife
To buckle down means to do his own best to succeed
by monacovalentina

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09:51 AM Sep 01 2015 |




I’m a buckle guy down on my goals ;)

11:52 PM Aug 12 2009 |




A good example to use this verb is…I'm trying to add money to travel to Europe,so I have to buckle down on me and not spend this money on something else! hehe

11:49 PM Aug 12 2009 |

shine guy


i don't know back down means


06:46 PM Aug 12 2009 |




08:00 PM Aug 11 2009 |



It really need to buckle down for ower work in such a serious economic recession.

Being a movie star is the fantasy for all of the beauties, so I think Megan Fox will buckle down in the next time.

03:26 PM Aug 11 2009 |




I really need to buckle down for the school, seriously,summer holiday is off soon. 

by the way, Transformer is a great movie. I have watched Transformer 2. I love it so so so much. 

09:23 PM Aug 10 2009 |



now i`m married :)  i need to buckle down, and earn more money :)  to have lil more opportunities :)

06:33 PM Aug 10 2009 |

Rahma MD

Rahma MD


If I really buckled down from beginnning, this paper would finish on time.


sorry, just practice:))

12:45 AM Aug 10 2009 |




I don't know what kind of actress she wants to be but I'm sure she's a beutifull woman!!

10:42 PM Aug 09 2009 |

firas 796




how r u dear


u r loking saxy   lol


hope see u

09:27 PM Aug 09 2009 |




I buckle down every day at my work, I'm tire of bucking down…

06:29 PM Aug 09 2009 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

 i have to buckle down study for learning english

10:49 PM Aug 08 2009 |



I'm trying to buckle down in this slang right now! Laughing

And you?

06:17 PM Aug 08 2009 |




i have to buckle down and take the problems serious!!!

09:41 AM Aug 08 2009 |



To do something seriously

09:22 PM Aug 07 2009 |

sathish kumar


how to learn the english

02:38 PM Aug 07 2009 |

sathish kumar


hi, How are you

02:37 PM Aug 07 2009 |


Viet Nam

If I want to good at English, I have to buckle down Smile

mean: If I want to good at English ( listening, speaking, reading and writing well) I have to study hard, more and more

09:52 AM Aug 07 2009 |


Viet Nam

how can I listen the audio online?Undecided

09:06 AM Aug 07 2009 |

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