get down to (something)

idiom

Definition of get down to (something)

1 : 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.
2 : 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.

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