|Get a bang / charge / kick out of||To receive great pleasure from someone or something; enjoy greatly||I get a bang out of my new video game. It's really fun.|
|Get (someone's) drift||To understand what someone has said or implied||Can you explain it again, please? I don't get your drift.|
|Get a fix on||To understand something||Listen well and you will get a fix on it.|
|Get a grip (on yourself)||To control your emotions and remain calm||As a teacher, you have to get a grip on yourself.|
|Get a grip / handle (on something)||To understand how to deal with something||With his experience, I'm sure he will always get a grip on any possible problem.|
|Get a life||To have fun; to do something different||When we are bored, we often spend an evening out and get a life.|
|Get a life!||Find something more important / interesting to do or say!||How could you say that stupid thing? Get a life!|
|Get a line on||To get information about someone or do something||You need to read the manual and get a line on how to solve the problem.|
|Get a load off one's mind||To relieve one's mind of a problem or a worry||I was relieved. The good news got the load off my mind.|
|Get a load of someone or something||To get a good look at someone or something (that is very surprising or attractive)||Get a load of Alya. I can hardly recognize her in that dress.|
|Get a toehold||To get a position to begin an activity or effort||It took the business approximately 2 years to get a toehold in our city.|
|Get away with||To escape the consequences of (a blameworthy act)||Don't be silly. No one can get away with crimes.|
|To get down on someone||To criticize someone||During the meeting, she got down on me about the plan.|
|Get down to something / business / work||To start doing something seriously||Stop talking. It's time to get down to work.|
|Get face||To be taken seriously||It's usual that young people seldom get face.|
|Get in one's face||To annoy or provoke someone||Don't get in my face. I have work to do.|
|Get in one's hair||To annoy someone, especially by being near them for a long period||With the kids getting in my hair, I wasn't able to finish the proposal.|
|To get in on the act||To become involved in something interesting||It's time for you to get in on the act. Do your best.|
|Get / go into a huddle||To form a group away from other people to discuss something secretly||There's no need to get into a huddle. We'd better talk to the boss about it.|
|Get in the swing of things||to become more social and up-to-date.||It seemed difficult for him to get in the swing of things since his wife passed away.|
|Get into (off on) something||To enjoy something greatly||My son seems to get off on his new computer game.|
|Get just deserts / lumps||To get what one deserves||If you treat others badly, you'll get your just deserts.|
|Get knotted! / Get lost!||Something you say when you feel annoyed and want someone to go away||You have really got on my face. Now, get lost!|
|Get nose out of joint||to resent that one has been slighted, neglected, or insulted.||Cheer up. Don't get your nose out of joint easily. He didn't mean that.|
|Get off one's case||to stop criticizing and annoying someone||Get off my case! Don't you have another thing to do?|
|Get (down) off one's high horse||to become humble; to be less haughty.||He is the kind of a leader who always gets off his high horse.|
|Get on soapbox||To express strong opinions, especially about something boring||Somehow I often miss those times when my father would start getting on his soapbox about teenagers.|
|Get out with life||To survive a serious incident or accident||The crash was fatal, but I was lucky enough to get out with my life.|
|Get one's teeth into||To start to do something (with dedication)||You need to get your teeth into it or you won't finish on time.|
|Get one's goat||To annoy or bother someone||Tini was sent out. I think she really got our teacher's goat.|
|Get sea legs||To get used to a new situation||It always takes time for a shy girl like her to get sea legs.|
|Get short shrift||To get little attention||It's usual that schools in rural areas get short shrift from the government.|
|Get the goods on someone||To get incriminating evidence against someone||She won't get away with it once I get the goods on her.|
|Get some weight off feet||To sit down||I'm tired of standing. I wish we had a place to get some weight off our feet.|
|Get the axe||To lose a job; to stop working||When he got the axe, he didn't give up and started his own business.|
|Get the hang of||To succeed in learning how to do something after practising it||How long did it take you to get the hang of driving?|
|Get the kinks out||To be chosen||She was lucky to get the nod and have a chance to go abroad.|
|Get the nod||To be chosen||She was lucky to get the nod and have a chance to go abroad.|
|Get under skin||To annoy or irritate someone||Boy students are often annoying, but don't let them get under your skin|
September 17, 2011
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