|get the green light
||get approval, it's a go
||Don't start construction until we get the green light from the City.
|get the hang of
||learn to do, know the first steps
||I'm getting the hang of algebra. I can solve the easy problems.
|get the jitters
||become nervous, begin to shake
||When I get up to speak, I get the jitters and I can't think clearly.
|get the jump on
||start faster than the others, quick on the draw
||Ben got the jump on the other runners. He led by one stride.
|get the lay of the land
||check the conditions, size up the situation
||Before I sell insurance in a town, I like to get the lay of the land.
|get the lead out
||move faster, hurry, move it, shake a leg
||The coach told me to get the lead out - to get moving.
|get the picture
||understand, see the way it is
||After Jack explained his plan, he said, "Get the picture?"
|get the point
||understand the idea or the message
||Did you get the point of his talk? What was the main idea?
|get the word out
||tell the message, spread the word
||The easiest way for us to get the word out is on the Internet.
|get the wrinkles out
||When they get the wrinkles out of the electric car, I'll buy one.