to get around to

Idiom Definition

"to get around to"

to find the time to do something that:

you want to do;

you need to do;

you should do

Idiom Definition - to get around to



Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get around to

Joan has been very busy for the last several weeks.  She has been working long hours.  As a result her laundry has been piling up.  Now it is Sunday afternoon and Joan has nothing to wear to work on Monday.

Joan really needs to get around to doing the laundry.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get around to

Fred has been working on a big project at work.  He has been working on a big sales campaign for the last three weeks.  He has been traveling for work and away from his desk.  Fred has been back to work for a couple of days but has been avoiding all the paperwork that has built up in his absence.

Fred really needs to get around to taking care of his in box.

to get around to - Usage:


to get around to - Gerund Form:

Getting around to doing those things you have been avoiding can provide a feeling of relief when you are finished.

to get around to - Examples:

1)  I get around to mowing the lawn when I have the time.

2)  You get around to fixing the window when you have the money.

3)  He gets around to calling when he feels like it.

4)  She gets around to reading her new book when she finds the time.

5)  The advertising company gets around to taking down old advertising when it is ready.

6)  We get around to studying for the exam at the last minute.

7)  You (all) get around to doing the dishes when they are all dirty.

8)  They get around to painting their house about once every five years.

9)  By the time I do get around to wearing them again the chances are they will be out dated anyway. 

10)  I just don't know when I'll be able to get around to making the next page.

11)  Will we get around to upgrading America's crumbling bridges, railways, and electrical grid?

12)  Puller just sat there wondering when the man would get around to telling him something he didn't know.

13)  It turned out that they didn't even get around to my paperwork for over 2 months

14)  He didn't get around to asking about her afternoon until they were finished.

15)  There are drawers full of good ideas that we will get around to someday. If we had the time.

16) The household chores build up and the things you need to get around to doing, don't get done. 

17)  This boss just can't get around to assigning work until the last minute.

18)  Obama will never get around to taxing all the evil rich people.

19)  Mr. White didn't get around to donating until April 2002.

20)  I completely promise I'll get around to replying to them all -- soon!