buckle down

  • LA_Andaluza

    Senior Member
    Español (Spain)

    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.


    Senior Member
    Spanish Spain

    Yo diría algo así como atarse los machos. Una frase muy torera que significa prepararse para el peligrp.