Definition of get going in English:

get going

phrase

  • 1Leave a place in order to go somewhere else.

    ‘it's been wonderful seeing you again, but I think it's time we got going’
    • ‘All sorts of stuff to do, I probably should get going.’
    • ‘I'd better get going soon.’
    • ‘Well, I really have to get going if I want to catch that flight.’
    • ‘He looked at the alarm clock, "Oh boy, I better get going."’
    • ‘Keegan lowered her head mumble for them to get going.’
    • ‘I guess I'd better get going in order to make that appointment.’
    • ‘I think we should probably get going.’
    • ‘You have to get going to school.’
    • ‘John looked at his watch and said that we'd better get going.’
    • ‘That's the bell, then lets get going!’
    leave, depart, take one's leave, take oneself off, go, go away, go off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit
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  • 2Start happening or taking place.

    ‘the campaign got going in 1983’
    • ‘Once we got going in the second half, won cleaner possession, then we began to play our own game.’
    • ‘Nice in depth coverage you've got going on there.’
    • ‘When he gets going he is very formidable and takes some stopping.’
    • ‘The overall 2004/5 programme of 56 projects has been slow to get going.’
    • ‘British pop history doesn't start with them, but they are its 1066-the point at which the traditional curriculum really gets going.’
    • ‘Some days, you never really get going at all.’
    • ‘Certainly, we need something to spark to life a season in which we just haven't got going.’
    • ‘Weather conditions are still too bleak to get going with the rod comfortably.’
    • ‘Once I get going I'm sure it will turn into a selling obsession.’
    • ‘We've got unemployment high, consumer confidence low, stock market can't get going.’
    start, begin, get under way, go ahead
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