get going

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Verb[edit]

get going

  1. To leave, or depart.
    It is quite late, I'd best get going before sunset.
  2. To begin or commence.
    We'd better get this project going. If we don't get going on it soon, we won't finish in time.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.