to get out

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - get out

"Get out!"


used in the imperative when dismissing a person


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - get out

"to get out"

to make or become known;

to publish


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - get out

"to get out"

to express with difficulty


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - get out

"to get out"

an escape, as from a difficult situation


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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - get out

"to get out"

to leave your home and do something fun or entertaining


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get out

A boss is having a meeting with one of his team ...

Boss:  Where is the report that was due this morning?

Team Member:  It's not quite ready.  It should be ready in an hour or so.

Boss:  That is not good enough.  Get out!

Team Member: OK.  I'll go and finish the report now.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What a disaster. How are we going to handle the news of our product failure?

Colleague 2:  We need to make an announcement to calm the public.

Colleague 1:  Let's get a press release out right away.

Colleague 2:  I'll write a release and send it to the news agencies.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - get out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Thanks a lot for looking after my cat while I was away.

Friend 2:  Yes. About that... Well, I ... You see ... I need to tell you something bad.

Friend 1:  Please just tell me. Get it out.

Friend 2:  This is really difficult to say but your cat is dead.

Friend 1:  What?

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - get out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You look terrible. Is that a black eye?

Friend 2:  Yes, my husband has become a monster.

Friend 1:  You need to leave.

Friend 2:  I can't. He controls the bank accounts and I have nowhere to go.

Friend 1:  Well, you can't stay in an abusive relationship. We'll find a way for you to get out.

Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - get out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I am getting so bored and tired with my life. It seems all I ever do is work, go home, do all the chores at home, look after the kids and then repeat it all again.

Friend 2:  You need some kind of diversion, just for fun.

Friend 1:  What do you suggest?

Friend 2:  You need to get out once in a while. A bunch of us are going dancing on Friday night. Come with us.

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to get out - Gerund Form:

Getting out what you put in is common.

Getting out the latest press release is the priority.

Getting out the honest truth about your lover is difficult.

to get out - Examples:

1)  Those are messages that need to get out no matter what else is absorbing the nation's ...

2)  ... good thing she was leaving town for most of the summer, so I could get out guilt-free after a few weeks.

3)  Maybe you should get out more.

4)  This is not a hard message to get out there.

5)  We need to let the rats fall out, get out and stay out, Gingrich will do that.

6)  He spends most of the show trying to get out so he can marry his girlfriend and secretary, Rosie.

7)  Instead of entertaining the idea of biking cross-country for 5 years, just get out and start biking a bit more everyday.

8)  Have been waiting for the twenty-something kids to finish school and get out on their own, but now I wait no more.

9)  All banks want is to get a fair price and get out.

10)  Still, I managed to get out and do most of what I had set out to do.

11)  I don't want you around Gina! So come on, get out!

12)  Hesitation in trusting someone means the situation is already broken so get out.

13)  But in the game of life, it takes real money to get out and stay out of real jails.

14)  I don't get out much.

15)  Was it to make fast money and get out?

16)  Parking problems? Bus problems? Car problems? Snow problems? Get up and get out early enough to deal with them.

17)  There was a sense of urgency, that this was the day to get out there and be heard.

18)  The fire slackened in the trenches so that men could get out.

19)  This was the only way to get out to the balcony which was strange.

20)  ... allowed the FBI to use tanks and tear gas, and people couldn't get out and died.