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get on with sth

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
to start or continue doing something, especially work: Stop talking and get on with it. I like to be left to get on with the job. I suppose I could get on with the ironing while I'm waiting.
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