Definition of get the lead out in US English:

get the lead out

phrase

North American
informal
  • Move or work more quickly.

    • ‘I could hear Sarge's exhortations: ‘Come on girls, get the lead out’.’
    • ‘Your 5 minutes has already started, so you better get the lead out and start talking.’
    • ‘And if he ever gets the lead out and puts the thing online we'll be linking forthwith since it's sure to be a must-read.’
    • ‘As a final thought, I'd like to encourage any aspiring columnists to get the lead out and submit something.’
    • ‘And if there are any bands out there drawing over one thousand kids a night, please give these guys a call - they're ready to get the lead out and rock yer body to the middle of the dance floor.’