One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I just buckled down and got on with playing as well as I could’
get to work, get down to work, set to work, get down to business, roll up one's sleeves, put one's hand to the plough
work hard, apply oneself, make an effort, strive, be industrious, be diligent, be assiduous, exert oneself, focus
informal get cracking, get one's finger out, pull one's finger out, get weaving, get off one's backside
British informal get stuck in
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