to get the lead out



Idiom Definition

"to get the lead out"

to hurry;

to move faster

Idiom Definition - to get the lead out

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get the lead out

Philip has stopped by Johnny's house one Monday morning. Philip has come to pick Johnny up for school. The boys often walk to school together because they are neighbors ...

Philip:  Are you ready to go, Johnny?

Johnny:  Not yet.  I still need to get my books, eat breakfast and brush my teeth.

Philip:  Are you kidding me?  School starts in ten minutes.

Johnny:  Ya, ya.  I'll be ready.

Philip:  Well, you'd better get the lead out or we are going to be late.

Johnny needs to hurry or the boys will be late for school.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get the lead out

Two businessmen are preparing for a business trip.  They are working in the office to assemble all the necessary papers they will need to take with them.  The two men take a break to have a cup of coffee.  One man looks at his watch to discover that they must leave the office in fifteen minutes or they will never get to the airport in time.

Do you think that the two businessmen need to get the lead out?

What will happen if the businessmen do not get the lead out?





to get the lead out - Usage:

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to get the lead out - Gerund Form:

Getting the lead out can be difficult first thing in the morning.


to get the lead out - Examples:

1)  I get the lead out when I need to hurry.

2)  You get the lead out if you are late for an appointment.

3)  He gets the lead out when his wife tells him to move faster.

4)  She gets the lead out when there is a shoe sale early in the morning.

5)  We get the lead out if we want to have a good practice.

6)  You (all) get the lead out if you (all) do not want to be late for work.

7)  They get the lead out when they oversleep.

8)  To the brass, at the CBC, get the lead out I need my instant gratification fix.

9)  I'm just tellin' you to get the lead out.

10)  Although it is great for just the common consumer, Nokia needs to get the lead out on a software patch for the camera.

11)  After nearly a full year of public testimony, it's time to get the lead out.

12)  If Microsoft wants to compete in this market they need to get the lead out!

13)  Green needs to get the lead out of his glove, and the power back in his bat.

14)  He could lead if he would get the lead out.

15)  Is he Are you going to have been getting the lead out all morning by the time that term paper is finished? right now?

16)  Have we got the lead out the past when necessary?

17)  Did she get the lead out yesterday morning after sleeping in?

18)  He was getting the lead out yesterday morning when the taxi arrived.

19)  I am going to get the lead out tomorrow and write that term paper.

20)  Are you going to have been getting the lead out all morning by the time that term paper is finished?