Definition of get going in English:

get going


  • 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’
    • ‘I think we should probably get going.’
    • ‘I'd better get going soon.’
    • ‘I guess I'd better get going in order to make that appointment.’
    • ‘You have to get going to school.’
    • ‘He looked at the alarm clock, "Oh boy, I better get going."’
    • ‘John looked at his watch and said that we'd better get going.’
    • ‘That's the bell, then lets get going!’
    • ‘All sorts of stuff to do, I probably should get going.’
    • ‘Well, I really have to get going if I want to catch that flight.’
    • ‘Keegan lowered her head mumble for them to 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’
    • ‘When he gets going he is very formidable and takes some stopping.’
    • ‘Once we got going in the second half, won cleaner possession, then we began to play our own game.’
    • ‘We've got unemployment high, consumer confidence low, stock market can't get going.’
    • ‘The overall 2004/5 programme of 56 projects has been slow to get going.’
    • ‘Nice in depth coverage you've got going on there.’
    • ‘Once I get going I'm sure it will turn into a selling obsession.’
    • ‘Some days, you never really get going at all.’
    • ‘British pop history doesn't start with them, but they are its 1066-the point at which the traditional curriculum really gets going.’
    • ‘Weather conditions are still too bleak to get going with the rod comfortably.’
    • ‘Certainly, we need something to spark to life a season in which we just haven't got going.’
    start, begin, get under way, go ahead
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