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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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Ahead lies the task of whipping into shape a group of players who are out of every domestic competition, are 17 points behind Celtic in the league and who have more splits in their ranks than an army of gymnasts.
In short, without wishing to get Jamie too excited, I have to say the cast needs whipping into shape and the gags need to be a lot tighter otherwise they're going to end up on the rack.
Some of them are really easy to help - while others take a fair bit of whipping into shape.