to get back to

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - get back to

"to get back to someone"

to contact someone at a later time


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - get back to

"to get back to something"

to return to doing something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get back to

Two executives are talking on the telephone ...

Executive 1:  Have you got those figures ready for me?

Executive 2:  Not quite yet.  There were a few reports that came in late.  Can I get back to you with the figures?

Executive 1:  When might you have them ready?

Executive 2:  I'll email you the figures this afternoon.

Executive 1:  Great, thanks.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get back to

Two executives are just finishing a meeting ...

Executive 1:   Is there anything else you needed?  I'm rather busy this morning.

Executive 2:  No, that's great, thanks. I'll let you get back to it.

Executive 1:  Thanks. See you later.

to get back to - Usage:


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to get back to - Gerund Form:

Getting back to your boss in a timely fashion is important.

Getting back to work after a break is normal.

to get back to - Examples:

1)  Go find a church with drinking water that isn't poisonous and get back to me.

2)  We wanted to get back to where everyone was learning the same offense.

3)  If you have a question that you really need answering and I don't get back to you within a couple of days, feel free to message me.

4)  Have you ever itched to get back to reading a book you had to put down because life interrupted? 

5)  And we're going to get back to you. This is not a one day thing.

6)  I just wanted to get back to reading it any second I could get!

7)  Network Solutions promised to investigate and get back to me.

8)  Plus, if you contact them via their form, they get back to you within a day.

9)  Others have said they found themselves skipping over those sections to get back to the story of the family.

10)  But I just had to prove to myself that I could get back to doing it.

11)  Getting back to the topic at hand we have Intel's new Xeon Phi accelerator.

12)  I'm looking forward more than I can say to getting back to work.

13)  But getting back to the chalk, how could chalk have been formed?

14)  Thanks Jenna for getting back to me. 

15)  He can't believe how shattered he is once he gets back to bed.

16)  When Washington gets back to work, the situation will be difficult.

17)  Time to get back to work.

18)  I will explore a bit more and then get back to you.

19)  I also hope to rectify that soon and get back to doing some features and player interviews.

20)  So if you are interested, please get back to me.