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get down to sth

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
(Definition of get down to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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get down to sth

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
to ​start to ​direct your ​efforts and ​attention towards something: The meeting's not ​due to ​start for another five ​minutes but we're all here, so let's get down to ​business.
(Definition of get down to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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