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What does "to pull your socks up" mean?



 
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What does "to pull your socks up" mean? #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 21, 2009 21:48 pm   What does "to pull your socks up" mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #132 "Conversations and Comprehension (3)", question 3

Mother: I just saw your report card and it looks like you will have to pull your socks up next semester.
Son: I know Mom. I will.
Mother: Good, because your grades are important.
Narrator: What does the mother mean? .........

(a) Her son will have to wear better clothing to school next semester.
(b) She believes that socializing with friends is a bad thing.
(c) Her son will have to work harder in school next semester.

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #132 "Conversations and Comprehension (3)", answer 3

Mother: I just saw your report card and it looks like you will have to pull your socks up next semester.
Son: I know Mom. I will.
Mother: Good, because your grades are important.
Narrator: What does the mother mean? Her son will have to work harder in school next semester.

Correct answer: (c) Her son will have to work harder in school next semester.
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What does "to pull your socks up" mean? #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 22, 2009 15:47 pm   What does "to pull your socks up" mean?
 

In the given context it means that her son will have to work harder in school next semester.

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What does "to pull your socks up" mean? #3 (permalink) Sat Aug 22, 2009 20:15 pm   What does "to pull your socks up" mean?
 

This is a very clear and easy one.
Pull your socks up : want someone to work harder or to do better.
You can also say pull up your sucks.
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