AMERICAN IDIOMS G

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AMERICAN IDIOMS G
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  1. (To) get a move on:
    To go or do something quickly, to get going, etc. ex. "Hey if we want to make the 8:00 PM show we should get a move on."
  2. (To) get carried away:
    To exaggerate/ go too far/ to become emotional. ex. "I got carried away. I bought 10 shirts!" "She got carried away when she started talking about the war."
  3. (To) get caught up:
    To become involved, especially emotionally. ex. "I just got caught up in his plan and couldn't think straight."
  4. (To) get cold feet:
    To become timid or frightened. ex. "I usually get cold feet when I have to speak in public."
  5. (To) get down to business:
    To start working seriously. ex. "Enough playing around - let's get down to business."
  6. (To) get that all the time:
    To hear something constantly. ex. "Hey, you really look like Brad Pitt! Yeah, I get that all the time."
  7. (To) get one's foot in the door
    • To get started in a process. To attain a favorable position which will help one work toward a goal. ex. "I'm trying to find a better job, but I can't get my foot in the door. (To) get one's fill of something:
    • To have enough of something. To have a lot of something. ex. "She's had her fill of trouble lately."
  8. (To) get on someone's nerves:
    To annoy someone. To bother or irritate someone.
  9. (To) get rid of (something/someone):
    To eliminate. To throw away. To hide. ex. "This detergent gets rid of dirt better than any other one that I've used.", "Get rid of the cigarette - your mother's coming!"
  10. (To) get something off one's chest:
    To say something that has been on your mind. To say something that has been bothering you. "Did you tell her about Hawaii? Yes, and I felt much better once I got that off my chest."
  11. (To) get the blues:
    To become sad or depressed.
  12. (To) get something straight:
    To clarify something. To understand something clearly.
  13. (To) give someone a call:
    To call someone (on the telephone).
  14. (To) give someone the benefit of the doubt:
    To believe in someone despite information that makes them seem guilty of something. ex. "Hey, don't believe the rumors - give him the benefit of the doubt."
  15. (To) give someone a piece of one's mind:
    To bawl someone out. To let someone know how one really feels. "After that driver took my parking spot, I really gave him a piece of my mind."
  16. (A) go-getter:
    an aggressive employee, a hard worker. "Jim is a real go-getter. He's always taking the initiative."
  17. (To) go Dutch:
    When a group of people go out and everyone pays for him/herself.
  18. (To) go overboard:
    To do too much. To exaggerate. "They really went overboard with the party preparations."
  19. (To) go up in flames:
    To burn. To be consumed in flames.
  20. (To) go over something with a fine toothed comb:
    To go over something very carefully, esp. checking for errors. "Here's the report - Make sure to go over it with a fine toothed comb."
  21. (To) go to someone's head:
    To make someone overly conceited or proud. ex. "That award that he won really went to his head."
  22. (To) a golden opportunity:
    A good chance to succeed, a good investment. ex. "I didn't have money to buy that restaurant. I missed a golden opportunity."

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