Get Your Act Together

Also: Get your shit together Get it together Get it all together Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Your (or one’s) Act Together’ To get your act together means to start behaving in a more focused and effective way; to get organized. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more

Get a Word in Edgewise

Also: Get a word in edgeways Meaning of Idiom ‘Get a Word in Edgewise’ To get a word in edgewise means to find an opportunity to contribute to conversation despite another person or group of people speaking continually without pause. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of … Read more

Get Away with Murder

Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Away With Murder’ 1. Literally, to get away with murder means to commit murder and not get punished. 2. To do something very bad or make a serious mistake and not get punished, disciplined, or face consequences; to do whatever one wishes. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,2Spears, Richard … Read more

Get Along

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Get Along’ 1. To get along, in regards to people (or animals) means to be on amicable terms, to be able to interact harmoniously and without ongoing conflict. A synonym for get along well. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. … Read more

Get In On the Ground Floor

Also: Let someone in on the ground floor Meaning of Idiom ‘Get in on the Ground Floor’ To get in on the ground floor is to become involved in something, often a business or enterprise from the very beginning or early stages of its development. To let someone in on the ground floor is to … Read more

Give Someone A Black Eye

Also: Have a black eye Get a black eye Meaning Give Someone a Black Eye 1. To cause a discolored dark bruise of the periorbital region ( the area surrounding the eye) by delivering a blow to the area. Although this seems to be a literal use, it is still idiomatic in that the expression … Read more

Get Wind Of Something

Also: Catch wind of something Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Wind of (Something)’ To get wind of something means to learn about it or hear about it, usually through rumors or unofficial sources. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,3Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real … Read more

Get Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed, to

To get up on the wrong side of the bed is a very old saying, but it wasn’t always used figuratively. It’s been around since at least Roman times. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: & C Black, 2009. Meaning of Idiom ‘Get Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed’ To get up on … Read more

Get Something Down

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Get Something Down’ To get something down means to become skilled or proficient at something; to eat, drink, or swallow something; to memorize something; to write something down. 1get (something) down. (n.d.) Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. (2015). Retrieved August 19 2017 from Examples Of Use “I think I’ve got this software program down. It’s … Read more

Get One’s Just Deserts, to

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Get One’s Just Deserts’ To get one’s just deserts means to get what one deserves; to get a deserved punishment; to get a deserved reward. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage This idiom is much more often used … Read more