Definition of get one's skates on in English:

get one's skates on

phrase

British
informal
  • Hurry up.

    ‘I'll tell him to get his skates on’
    • ‘Women wanting to take part in this year's Race for Life in Southampton had better get their skates on as places are filling fast.’
    • ‘You'll have to get your skates on though, as the cut-off date for Valentine meal deliveries is 3pm today.’
    • ‘Those who've not yet seen it would be advised to get their skates on.’
    • ‘Although 2,000 places are still available for the run the town's first half-marathon race director Peter Robertson says anyone interested should get their skates on.’
    • ‘You'll need to get your skates on though, as the list needs to be compiled and sent by noon tomorrow.’
    • ‘l With just 22 days until Christmas, it really is time to get your skates on to enjoy some outdoor festive fun at the recently opened Glasgow On Ice event in George Square.’
    • ‘If this doesn't make the boss get his skates on and decide to go ahead and print it, I don't know what will.’
    • ‘I'd better get my skates on and finish the third Harry Potter book tomorrow or I'll be torn between the two.’
    • ‘The polls close on the 4th of September, with the winning painting announced on the Today programme on the 5th, so get your skates on, get out there, vote early and vote often here till closing date!’
    • ‘Tickets are selling well for this concert so get your skates on!’
    be quick, hurry up, move quickly, go fast, hasten, make haste, speed, speed up, lose no time, press on, push on, run, dash, rush, hurtle, dart, race, fly, flash, shoot, streak, bolt, bound, blast, charge, chase, career, scurry, scramble, scamper, scuttle, sprint, gallop, go hell for leather, go like lightning
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