get at it


US, informal
: to start doing something
You have a lot of work to do so you'd better get at it.

Examples of get at it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is plenty to be said about that, but some of the quotes from observers or the band members themselves in Mehr’s liner notes — which are nearly book-length, and awesome — get at it as well as anyone could. Chris Willman, Variety, 27 Sep. 2023 However, a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications suggests that liquid water might exist in lakes and pools much closer to Europa’s surface, where a spacecraft could more easily get at it. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 21 Apr. 2022 Now, having failed to turn the machinery of the US government against the tech industry, Trump is trying to get at it through the courts himself. Clare Duffy and Brian Fung, CNN, 7 July 2021 That can be hard to grasp, so here are some fun ways to get at it. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 27 May 2021 Get a bunch of paper towels and get at it. Matt Jancer, Wired, 3 Jan. 2021 Like even the idea of a ‘you’ that can restrain ‘yourself’ doesn’t quite get at it. Jennifer Wilson, The New Republic, 6 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Get at it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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