get down to (something)


: to start to do (something) : to begin to give one's attention or effort to (something)
It's time to stop delaying and get down to work.
Let's get down to business.
: to talk about or describe (something) in a very simple and accurate way
When you get right down to it, this movie is just not very good.

Examples of get down to (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across the industry, the goal is generally to get down to around $100 per ton to make the technology affordable enough to deploy widely. Climeworks’ older DAC plants are made up of shipping container-sized modules lined with fans that suck in air. Justine Calma, The Verge, 4 June 2024 One weekend in Philadelphia is not nearly enough time to get down to the city’s nitty gritty. Jessica Chapel, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Aug. 2023 Need you to get down to Laguna Beach fast and see if her family will talk to you. Johnny Dodd, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2024 And when the two parties get down to hard bargaining, there is no unseemly discord. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 27 Mar. 2024 The fresh cut is bursting with pop vitality, and, since the stroke of midnight, is accompanied with an official music video that follows Max on his travels from Los Angeles, CA to Seoul, South Korea where the pair get down to moving and grooving for the cameras. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 13 Mar. 2024 At 200 pounds and 5 feet, 4 inches, she was encouraged to get down to 170 before undergoing the procedure for optimal results. Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 With all the chaos of the world safely stashed beyond the arena doors, the room, full of enthusiastic fans spanning the age spectrum, could get down to the business of having fun, something Urban made rather easy over the course of his 110-minute set. Preston Jones, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 A lot of people get down to accepting the way everything is. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 30 Jan. 2024

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“Get down to (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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