411 – Slang & Idioms Using GET

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The train is coming! We need to get a move on.

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Get is quite an interesting word in English, don’t you think? In addition to having several different meanings, like become (it’s getting cooler outside) and buy (I got a new watch), the verb get is used in a lot of different idioms and slang expressions. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at six of these.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Mark tried many different ways to ask Maria for a date, but so far he’s gotten nowhere.
  • I’ve read the assembly instructions for this IKEA desk many time, but after 2 hours I’ve gotten nowhere.
  • No matter how many times you ask the boss for a day off, you’ll get nowhere. He’s not an understanding person.
  • Fabrizio gets a bang out of working on cars.
  • I think John gets a bang out of playing Pokemon.
  • Carol gets a bang out of Broadway musicals.
  • I can’t get my head around this math homework. Can you help me?
  • It’s hard to get my head around football rules.
  • I often hear people talking about finance, like stocks, but I really can’t get my head around it.
  • I knew from the get-go that that I was going to enjoy that restaurant.
  • We need to work hard on this project from the get-go.
  • She’s smart and so nice. I liked her from the get-go.
  • The boss gave us enough budget to get this new website off the ground.
  • I’m planning to open a café in the city. I hope I can get it off the ground.
  • I joined the gym, so now I can get my healthy life off the ground.
  • We need to get a move on or we will miss the flight.
  • Jack! Get a move on! The meeting is starting now.
  • It’s getting late. I should get a move on.

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