back into the swing of things

Idiom Definition

"back into the swing of things"

to return to and become reaccustomed to something that hasn't been done for some time

Idiom Definition - back into the swing of things


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - back into the swing of things

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Wow.  You were gone for almost a year.  How was Hawaii?

Friend 2:  Unbelievable! The way of life is so different than it is here.

Friend 1:  Is it going to be difficult to get used to life again, here?

Friend 2:  I suppose that I will get back into the swing of things fairly quickly.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - back into the swing of things

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Interesting that the company has decided to return to manufacturing personal computers after not having done so for over ten years, isn't it?

Colleague 2:  Yes. Very interesting.  I suppose we in the sales department will have to relearn PC marketing.

Colleague 1:  I'm sure that it's just like riding a bicycle.  We'll be back into the swing of PC marketing before you know it.

back into the swing of things - Usage:


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back into the swing of things - Gerund Form:

Getting back into the swing of things increases with difficulty depending on how long you have been away.

back into the swing of things - Examples:

1)  Even though the band has received lucrative offers to jump back into the swing of things, Plant said that like the early Delta bluesmen who inspired him, he wants to wait.

2)  Labor Day is significant as it signifies the end of summer and that it's time to get back into the swing of school, work and an everyday routine.

3)  It was good practice for him to get back into the swing of things.

4)  So I guess you could say I am getting back into the swing of things, and trying to decide if it's even where I want to be.

5)  Just get back into the swing of telling entertaining anecdotes about yourself.

6)  It should take about three to four months before I get back into the swing of things.

7)  I'm going to make a come back and try and get back into the swing of things and stick around.

8)  Career wise, I got right back into the swing of work -- and love it.. 3 years back now.

9)  Some people find that volunteer work is a good way to get back into the swing of things.

10)  He can't afford any lag time in getting back into the swing of things with so few games left.

11)  Overeem is chomping at the bit to get back into the swing of things after 12 months on the sidelines already.

12)  After a week off from the cornbread trials, we got back into the swing of things full force this weekend.

13)  We're a little out of practice but quickly getting back into the swing of things.

14)  I have cut back my commenting, I do hope to get back into the swing of things in the very near future.

15)  I was hoping to get back into the swing of things after the half-term holiday.

16)  And just getting back into the swing of a full-time job has been a bit more difficult that I anticipated.

17)  Now her confidence is coming back and she is getting back into the swing of things.

18)  It's difficult, isn't it? To get back into the swing of things once something happens that knocks the wind out of you?

19)  I actually think once I get back into the swing of things my work is going to be better than it was before.

20)  For me, part of getting back into the swing of things is prepping food for this week's lunch-boxes.