to get on with it

Idiom Definition

"to get on with it"

to continue with something you are doing

Idiom Definition - to get on with it


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get on with it

Grace is looking out her kitchen window. She is wondering why the backyard is only half finished being mowed. Ned, her husband, is sitting at the kitchen table doing a crossword puzzle ...

Grace:  Why is the lawn only half finished?

Ned:  I'm taking a break.

Grace:  You need to get on with it and finish mowing the lawn

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get on with it

Two neighbors are talking about the sewer repair work the city is doing on their residential street.  The pavement is broken and there are big holes where sewer pipes are being replaced.  There is mud and dirt everywhere and it is difficult or impossible to park cars.  The work has been going on for over a month.  Some days there is no work being done at all.

Do the two neighbors want the city to get on with it?

to get on with it - Usage:


to get on with it - Gerund Form:

Getting on with it can mean that you will finish a project.

to get on with it - Examples:

1)  I get on with it when I want to finish doing the dishes.

2)  You get on with it after you have taken a break.

3)  He gets on with it when his boss tells him to.

4)  She gets on with it when she needs to prepare for work in the morning.

5)  Parliament gets on with it when it passes a law before the session ends.

6)  We get on with it when our term papers are due the next day.

7)  You (all) get on with it when there is a deadline.

8)  They get on with it when they want to finish the meeting.

9)  I am ready to move on and get on with it.

10)  You have to get on with it. You are there to work.

11)  Enough with the preliminaries; let's get on with it.

12)  Okay, I got it, get on with it.

13)  Accept it. Get over it and get on with it

14)  I have decided to apply myself and get on with it.

15)  Accept the importance of mobile browsing and get on with it!

16)  Let's roll up our sleeves and get on with it!

17)  I wanted to get this figured out and get on with it.

18)  Speaking as a member of the audience, complaining gets tedious. Let's get on with it.

19)  I just need to get my rear in gear and get on with it!

20)  Let's split this 50/50 and get on with it.