The English phrase ready for action implies that a person is on alert, prepared to do what is necessary to achieve a goal.
The Hebrew expression מוּכָן וּמְזֻמָּן (moo-KHAHN oo-meh-zoo-MAHN), found in the literature of the Rabbis of the classical period as well as in today’s Jewish daily prayers, means essentially the same thing: ready and on alert.
The word מזומן (meh-zoo-MAHN) itself comes from the root ז.מ.נ (z.m.n) meaning time. The word implies that a person who is on alert is bound by a time that will beckon.
The new mayor is ready for anything that might come his way (literally, for every thing).
(rohsh hah-EER heh-khah-DAHSH moo-KHAHN oo-meh-zoo-MAHN leh-KHOL dah-VAHR)
An example in the feminine:
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