|get this monkey off my back
||stop a bad habit, be rid of a problem or hang-up
||I have to get this monkey off my back. I have to stop gambling.
|get this show on the road
||begin to do something, get down to business, get rolling
||After a lot of talk about how to drill a well, the boss said, "Let's get this show on the road."
|get this straight
||understand what is said, get the picture
||Let me get this straight. You say there's a moose in your bathtub?
|get to first base
||do the first step, complete the first stage
||He was hoping for a kiss, but he didn't get to first base.
|get to it
||do it now, do not delay, get to the point
||After listening to her babble for awhile, I said, "Please get to it."
|get to me
||bother me, bug me
||The sound of the fan gets to me. It's too loud.
|get to the bottom of
||get the facts, find the cause
||Did you get to the bottom of the problem? What is the cause?
|get to the point
||say what is important, come to the point
||When answering questions, get to the point. Be direct and brief.
|get to the root of the problem
||find the cause, get to the bottom of
||We got to the root of the problem. The children are afraid of the dog.
||come to visit, have you over
||We should get together at Easter. Would you like to visit us?