get with the program

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get with the program

informal
: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

program play
  1. : a public notice

  2. : a brief usually printed outline of the order to be followed, of the features to be presented, and the persons participating (as in a public performance)

  3. : the performance of a program

  1. : to arrange or furnish a program of or for : bill

  2. : to enter in a program

  3. : to work out a sequence of operations to be performed by (a mechanism, such as a computer) : to provide with a program


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