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Old 11-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #34954
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...Right now I am girding my loins for bed.
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I'm sure you get the gist, but girding your loins according to Wikipedia means:

"The term "gird one's loins" was used in the Roman Era meaning to pull up and tie one's lower garments between one's legs to increase one's mobility in battle. In the modern age, it has become an idiom meaning to prepare oneself for the worst."

So I guess Stitchy was right . Although these days it tends to be used colloquially just to say that you are getting ready to go/leave.
It's also a phrase frequently encountered in the King James Bible.
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