get busy

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get busy (third-person singular simple present gets busy, present participle getting busy, simple past got busy, past participle (UK) got busy or (US) gotten busy)

  1. (idiomatic) Start working, usually in opposition to idleness.
    Stop playing computer games, and get busy with your homework.
  2. (idiomatic) Have sex
    The couple was getting busy in the front room when the doorbell rang.
    • 2016 January 24, Les Chappell, “TV: Review: The Simpsons (Classic), “Natural Born Kissers” (season nine, episode 25, originally aired 05/17/1998)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Homer and Marge have to try to explain things to children who are too worldly to fall for most excuses, the explanation trails off, and what could be a pleasant family outing to solve it all turns out to be yet another excuse for self-involvement when one public humiliation doesn’t outweigh the joys of getting busy in a windmill.
    • 2007, Half Life 2 Episode Two, (video game):
      Alyx Vance: Did Dr. Kleiner just say to everyone that they should get busy?