Idiom of the Day
lick (something) into shape
to transform or change something that is failing into something that works effectively
We are working hard to lick the failing business into shape.
Rules to play Speed Skating
If a skater cannot stay in the inner lane within a curve because he or she is traveling at such a high speed, the athlete may cross into the other lane as long as he or she does not interfere with the competitor in the outer lane. The skater must then return to the inner lane or he or she will be disqualified.