get with the program


: to start doing what others need or want one to do : to become involved and active in a useful and effective way
His boss told him that he'd better get with the program if he wants to keep his job.

Examples of get with the program in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Netflix 12 This Old House If your memory of this iconic home improvement show is of host Bob Vila, get with the program. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, 29 Aug. 2023 But new offerings from some of the country’s best hotels have encouraged even diehard pasta-and-red-wine fanatics to get with the program. Rachael McKeon, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2023 Its increasingly elaborate jumble of clashing stripes — whether seen in a store, at a ball game, or on U.S. government buildings — is a reminder to get with the program, and that the program is always changing. Rich Lowry, National Review, 13 June 2023 Employers need to get with the program and enable a culture by which employees are empowered to have the flexibility to do what life requires. Russell P Reeder, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 And so the actress portraying her, Priya Kansara, had to get with the program — fast. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2023 There's no expectation that society will change, so the responsibility is on you to get with the program. Yiren Lu, Wired, 17 Aug. 2020 Not everyone was ready to get with the program, though. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 25 Apr. 2023 Exclamation points aside, Cardi, at least, was finally able to create something her way, even if other unnamed parties didn’t want to get with the program. Vulture, 12 July 2022 See More

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“Get with the program.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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