get to
phrasal 1. a. begin <
gets to worrying over nothing at all
>
b. to be ready to begin or deal with <
I'll get to the accounts as soon as I can
>
2. to have an effect on: as a. influence b. bother

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • get to — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To begin by chance; begin to. Used with a verbal noun or an infinitive. * /George meant to save his dollar, but he got to thinking how good an ice cream cone would taste, and he spent it./ * /On a rainy day, Sally got to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To begin by chance; begin to. Used with a verbal noun or an infinitive. * /George meant to save his dollar, but he got to thinking how good an ice cream cone would taste, and he spent it./ * /On a rainy day, Sally got to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • get to the point — See: COME TO THE POINT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to the point — See: COME TO THE POINT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to the bottom of — {v. phr.} To find out the real cause of. * /The superintendent talked with several students to get to the bottom of the trouble./ * /The doctor made several tests to get to the bottom of the man s headaches./ Compare: GET TO THE HEART OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to the bottom of — {v. phr.} To find out the real cause of. * /The superintendent talked with several students to get to the bottom of the trouble./ * /The doctor made several tests to get to the bottom of the man s headaches./ Compare: GET TO THE HEART OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to first base — or[reach first base] {v. phr.} To make a good start; really begin; succeed, * /Joe had a long paper to write for history class, but when the teacher asked for it, Joe hadn t got to first base yet./ * /Suppose Sam falls in love with Betty. Can he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to first base — or[reach first base] {v. phr.} To make a good start; really begin; succeed, * /Joe had a long paper to write for history class, but when the teacher asked for it, Joe hadn t got to first base yet./ * /Suppose Sam falls in love with Betty. Can he… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get to the heart of — {v. phr.} To find the most important facts about or the central meaning of; understand the most important thing about. * /You can often get to the heart of people s unhappiness by letting them talk./ * / If you can find a topic sentence, often it …   Dictionary of American idioms

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