paint the wagon

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To get things done.

Etymology:

  • Business jargon, based on the title song of the 1951 Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon, I'm on my way:
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John, you still haven't closed that deal, you need to paint that wagon now!

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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