Synonyms for buckle down
- apply oneself
- attend to
- concentrate on
- dedicate oneself to
- devote oneself to
- exert oneself
- get serious
- give oneself over to
- keep close to
- keep one's mind on
- knuckle down
- launch into
- occupy oneself with
- pitch in
- plunge into
- put one's hand to the plow
- put one's nose to the grindstone
- set to
- swing into action
- take the bull by the horns
Antonyms for buckle down
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUCKLE DOWN
Why not be content with his little success and buckle down to his profession?
You buckle down and attend to your work for a spell, thats my advice to you.
That much accomplished, now he could buckle down for the big fight.
All the same, when I buckle down to my job, I'm not such a bad hand at it.
The grim resolution of the people to buckle down and win it.
You are not afraid to buckle down to the necessity and keep on trying.
"Oh, I don't want you to buckle down at once," said his father, smiling.
Gee, Ill have to buckle down to my own job or hell leave me at the post!
Weve got to finish at college, I suppose, and then buckle down to business.
Was it really worth while, he wondered, "to buckle down" and learn to read?
"spiked metal ring for holding a belt, etc., c.1300, bukel, from Old French bocle "boss (of a shield)," then "shield," then by further extension "buckle, metal ring," (12c., Modern French boucle), from Latin buccula "cheek strap of a helmet," in Late Latin "boss of a shield," diminutive of bucca "cheek" (see bouche).