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"get on with sth" in British English

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get on with sth

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten

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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  • If you make some coffee I'll get on with the washing up.
  • They were busily getting on with the painting.
  • He finished his cup of tea and got on with the gardening.

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

"get on with sth" in Business English

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get on with sth

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us verb -tt-, got, got, or US gotten

to continue doing something, especially work:

I suppose I could get on with doing my expenses while I wait for the computer system to restart.

(Definition of “get on with sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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