Meaning of “get around to sth” in the English Dictionary

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"get around to sth" in British English

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get around to sth

UK also get round to sth
phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten

B2 to do something that you have intended to do for a long time:

I still haven't got around to fixing that tap.

More examples

  • I intended to tidy the flat at the weekend, but I didn't get round to it.
  • It's been at the back of my mind to call José for several days now, but I haven't got round to it yet.
  • He never did get around to putting up the shelves.
  • After weeks of putting it off, she finally got around to painting the bedroom.
  • Did you get round to doing the shopping?

(Definition of “get around to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)