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get down to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget down to something phrasal verbSTART DOING somethingto start doing something that is difficult or needs a lot of time or energy It’s time we got down to work. We need to get down to some serious talking.get down to doing something I always find it hard to get down to revising. get→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
get down to The next morning, Symington got down to business -- personal business.At bast, at 10: 45, we got down to business.Let us get down to tackling practical matters such as getting those trade negotiations tied up.And you've got a journey before you, you two, so let's get down to the business of the day.And having disposed of these five, thought Douglas, let's get down to the meat of the matter.It was only when they got down to the particular that problems arose.He soon gets down to the practicalities of building a successful practice.get down to doing somethingAnd having disposed of these five, thought Douglas, let's get down to the meat of the matter.And you've got a journey before you, you two, so let's get down to the business of the day.At bast, at 10: 45, we got down to business.He soon gets down to the practicalities of building a successful practice.It was only when they got down to the particular that problems arose.Let us get down to tackling practical matters such as getting those trade negotiations tied up.She got down to six month periods.The next morning, Symington got down to business -- personal business.
From Longman Business Dictionaryget down to something phrasal verb [transitive] to finally start doing something that needs a lot of time or energyConflicts in meetings disappear rapidly once you get down to the details. get→ See Verb table
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Verb table
get
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyget
he, she, itgets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygot
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave got
he, she, ithas got
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad got
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill get
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have got
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam getting
he, she, itis getting
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you, we, theyare getting
Past
I, he, she, itwas getting
you, we, theywere getting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been getting
he, she, ithas been getting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been getting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be getting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been getting
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