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Stand by for the Duke to be licked into shape and given a target whether he likes this or not.
He's either going to give himself a shake and get his life licked into shape, or go into a madly eccentric phase and do himself no favours.
Young blokes barely out of short trousers were plucked from their homes - to be licked into shape by bullies with stripes on their uniform, and sneered at by senior officers with plums in their mouths.
Sponsors have been licked into shape, and every effort has been made to make it a televised event broadcast to almost every country in the world.