Energetically start doing something, as in Come on, let’s swing into action before the others arrive. This idiom uses swing in the sense of “move vigorously.”
noun 1. a swipple. 2. a wooden instrument shaped like a large knife, for beating flax or hemp and scraping from it the woody or coarse portions. verb (used with object), swingled, swingling. 3. to clean (flax or hemp) by beating and scraping with a swingle. noun, Slang. 1. a single person who is highly […]
noun 1. a whiffletree.
noun, Furniture. 1. a leg at the end of a hinged rail, swinging out to support a drop leaf.
noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. 1. a whiffletree. noun 1. a crossbar in a horse’s harness to which the ends of the traces are attached Also called whippletree, (esp US) whiffletree