get down to business


: to start doing what needs to be done : to start working
Now that we've all introduced ourselves, let's get down to business.

Examples of get down to business in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taking the time to finally get down to business, gather the best garage organization ideas, and clean your garage from top to bottom can be hard to do — or at least hard to prioritize. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, 13 June 2023 When drafting your next email, be sure to check in on your interlocutor first and then get down to business. Loubna Noureddin, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 McCarthy has a good feel for when to joke and when to get down to business with this team in the early stages. David Moore, Dallas News, 22 Aug. 2020 There will be a few new faces among the 104 lawmakers who will get down to business when the gavel drops to open the 2022 Utah Legislature on Tuesday morning. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Jan. 2022 Jennifer Lee, a partner at law firm Arent Fox LLP who deals with technology regulatory issues, seems to suggest that Congress, more than ever, is ready to get down to business and start passing bills. Fortune, 25 Mar. 2021 Now that he’s sworn in, Garcia is eager to get down to business. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Jan. 2023 Carlile then picks up her cell and the pair get down to business. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2022 Characters who are into each other simply take their clothes off and get down to business. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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“Get down to business.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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