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

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"get down to sth" in British English

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get down to sth

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ 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)

"get down to sth" in Business English

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get down to sth

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us 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)