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IDIOM: to get a kick out of something
MEANING: to find something entertaining, or amusing
EXAMPLE: I really get a kick out of watching my cat play.
IDIOM: to get a move on
MEANING: to hurry
EXAMPLE: "Get a move on, or you're going to be late!"
RELATED: to get going / to shake a leg / move it
IDIOM: to get going
MEANING: to leave
EXAMPLE: "Larry, it's getting late. You'd better get going!"
RELATED: to get a move on / to shake a leg / move it
IDIOM: to get in (one's) hair
MEANING: to pester, or annoy someone; to bother
EXAMPLE: "I'm making dinner now, and I don't want anyone to get in my hair. Everyone out of the kitchen now!"
IDIOM: to get it
MEANING: to understand something
EXAMPLE: "What do you mean? I don't get it."
IDIOM: Get lost!
MEANING: Go away! Don't bother me!
EXAMPLE: "Get lost! Leave me alone!"
IDIOM: to get on (one's) nerves
MEANING: to annoy or irritate someone; to make someone upset
EXAMPLE: "Please stop humming. It's really getting on my nerves."
IDIOM: to get (one's) wires crossed
MEANING: to be mistaken or confused about something; a miscommunication
EXAMPLE: "I thought we were going to meet at nine, but Susie thought we were going to meet at ten. I guess we got our wires crossed."
IDIOM: to get out of hand
MEANING: to lose control of a situation
EXAMPLE: "In-class talking is getting out of hand. The students need to stop talking in class."
IDIOM: Get real!
MEANING: Be realistic! / Don't be naive.
EXAMPLE: "Get real! Very few people win money in the lottery!"
IDIOM: get up and go (n)
EXAMPLE: "I don't have any get up and go. I'm exhausted."
IDIOM: to give (one) a hand
MEANING: to help someone
EXAMPLE: Frank is always there to give me a hand. He's such a helpful guy.
RELATED: to lend someone a hand
IDIOM: to give (one) a hand
MEANING: to applaud out of respect or appreciation
EXAMPLE: When the politician finished his speech, the audience gave him a hand.
IDIOM: to give up
MEANING: to stop, quit, or abandon
EXAMPLE: You can learn English! Don't give up!
IDIOM: to go with the flow
MEANING: to take things as they come; be casual and easygoing
EXAMPLE: I decided to quit worrying about whether the party was going to be successful or not, and to just go with the flow. When I relaxed, I had a much better time.
IDIOM: a go-getter / a real go-getter (n)
MEANING: a hard-working, or ambitious person
EXAMPLE: The new salesman is a real go-getter. He's going to be the president of the company if he continues like this!
IDIOM: to grab a bite
MEANING: to get something to eat
EXAMPLE: "I'm ready to grab a bite. Want to go for a burger with me?"
RELATED: chow down
IDIOM: (be) green (adj.)
EXAMPLE: "The new supervisor is too green. He has no idea what he's doing."
IDIOM: (be) green with envy
MEANING: jealous; envious
EXAMPLE: "Did you see Myrna's new car? I'm just green with envy!"
get away clean
get cold feet
get down to brass tacks
get in touch with
get off one's back
get on the ball
get over someone/something
get the ax
get the ball rolling
get up on the wrong side of the bed
gift of gab
give it one's best shot
give someone piece of mind
give someone the slip
go against one's grain
go fly a kite
go to bat for someone
go to pieces
go to the dogs