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Phrases with 'get'
New English File Advanced SB p160, Unit 2C
Terms in this set (32)
get a shock
be very surprised, especially by something unpleasant
e.g. You'll ______ ___ ______ when you see him
get hold of
manage to get something, make contact with
e.g. I need speak with Sara, but I can't ______ ___ ______ her.
get into trouble
do something wrong that results in bad consequences
e.g. He is always _____ting ___ ______ with his boss.
get out of the way
move to one side to allow somebody or something to pass
e.g. He didn't ______ ___ _____ ___ ______. He just stood there.
get rid of
e.g. I want to ______ ___ ______ the old clothes.
get the chance
have an opportunity
e.g. We hardly ever ______ ___ ______ to see each other.
get the impression
an idea, a feeling or an opinion that you receive about somebody/something
e.g. I ______ ___ ______ you're a bit annoyed with me.
get the joke
understand the joke
e.g. I didn't laugh because I didn't ______ ___ ______.
get to know
start to be familiar with someone or something
e.g. When you ______ ___ ______ him, you'll like him.
get your own back on
take revenge on
e.g. I'm going to _____ my _____ ____ ____ my brother.
A: I'm going to marry Prince Harry.
B: ______ ______!
get a life
(informal) used to tell somebody to stop being boring and to do something more interesting
A: I spent last night brushing up on my Elvish.
B: ______ ____ ______!
not get anywhere (OR get somewhere)
e.g. I'm _____ _____ting ________ with this homework.
gets on my nerves
e.g. I don't mean to be horrible or anything but he really ________ ________ my ________ !
get her act together
start to work hard
e.g. She hasn't started studying and the exam is in two weeks. She should ______ ___ ____ _________.
get on like a house on fire
get on well
e.g. They have the same tastes and interests.They ______ ___ ______ ___ ________ ___ _______.
get the wrong end of the stick
e.g. I only said I didn't agree with the proposal, but she ______ ___ ______ ______ ___ ____ ______ and thought I was attacking her personally.
(be) getting on
grow old or older
e.g. My father is ______ting ___ a bit.
get the message
understand what someone tell you
e.g. My daughter never ______s ___ ______.
get her own way
do what she wants to do
e.g. She's so spoilt because she only has to cry and her parents let her ______ ___ ______ _______.
e.g. Shall we try to ______ ___________ for dinner.
e.g. I hope my brother ______s ______ his break-up.
get on with
e.g. I need to ______ ___ ______ the cooking.
get through to
make someone understand
e.g. I just can't ______ ___ ______ him.
become interested in/ start a profession
e.g. How did you ____ ______ journalism?
e.g. The best way to ____ ______ the city is by taxi.
get away with
not be caught or punished when you have done something wrong
e.g. He always ____s ______ ______ it.
e.g. I'll just have to ____ ______ on less money.
fail to make enough progress
e.g. I always ____ ______ with my work when I have visitors, because I want to spend my time with them instead of working.
get somebody down
e.g. This terrible weather is really _______ting me _______.
get out of
avoid a responsibility
e.g. I want to ____ ______ _____ going to Ann's party.
get back to somebody
respond to a contact / respond when you know the answer / start doing something again after an interruption
e.g. I'll ____ ______ _____ you as soon as possible.
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