get back to

idiom

1
: to return to (a place) after going away
We got back to the office in the early afternoon.
2
: to return to (an activity, condition, etc.)
Things are finally getting back to normal.
Let's get back to the topic we were discussing yesterday.
That's an interesting discussion but we need to get back to work.
3
: to talk to or write to (someone) at a later time in order to give more information, answer a question, etc.
He got back to me (by email) in a few days with a new offer.
"How much will it cost?" "I'm not sure. I'll have to get back to you on that."
4
: to call (someone) back on the telephone
"There's someone on the phone for you, sir." "Tell them I can't take their call now but I'll get back to them as soon as I can."

Examples of get back to in a Sentence

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“Get back to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20back%20to. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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