Prepare to fight; literally, to raise your fists.

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  • Possibly by analogy to a king or other ruler summoning his dukes, and by extension the duke's knights or other soldiers, to battle an enemy. Another possibility is Cockney rhyming slang as explained at duke.
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If that's how you feel about it, put up your dukes!.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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