get around to (something)


: to do or deal with (something that one has not yet done or dealt with)
Don't you think it's about time you got around to tidying your room?
I've been meaning to call her, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
Sooner or later we'll have to get around to the subject of taxation.

Examples of get around to (something) in a Sentence

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“Get around to (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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