get a clue = start paying attention.
If you want to keep your job, then get a clue and start arriving on time.
get a free ride = to get something for free.
Al got a free ride to college on a football scholarship.
get a kick out of = to enjoy something; to find amusement in a situation.
I get a kick out of watching the sport of cricket.
get a move on = start moving; go.
If you want to see the movie, you’ll have to get a move on right now.
get across = to communicate; to relay an important message or thought.
Mohamed and Farah can’t seem to get across to their son the importance of his education.
get along with = to have a good relationship. (this is a very popular idiom)
Do you get along with your neighbors? How about the people you work with. Do you get along with your coworkers?
get at = to communicate; to say something in a manner that is indirect.
What are you getting at? Do you think I stole your wallet?
get by = to make enough money to pay one’s bills
They’re not making enough money to get by.
get down = dance; party.
After a long week, Bertha gets down with her coworkers at a local nightclub.
get for = to receive money or compensation for something.
You won’t get much for that old car.
get going = start to go
Uh oh. It’s 11:00. We’ve got to get going.
get it = understand.
John: Do you understand the math homework?
Tony: No, I don’t get it.
get it together = get ready to go somewhere; to correct bad behavior.
Sandy would be a great business person if she could just get it together.
get lost = go away
You’re bothering me. Get lost!
get into = to develop an interest in something; to enter.
Thaddeus is starting to get into country and western music.
get off on = to enjoy; to take pleasure in activity that is questionable.
Roger gets off on watching his neighbor across the street sunbathe.
get on (one’s) nerves = to bother someone; to annoy.
That girl’s gum chewing is so loud it’s starting to get on my nerves.
get over = to learn to forget; to learn to live with some unpleasant truth.
It took Doug almost five years to get over the death of his girlfriend.
get the hang of = to learn how to do something; to develop a new skill.
It takes a little practice to get the hang of riding on a skateboard, but once you know how to do it, it’s a lot of fun.
get through = to survive a period of difficulty; to endure trouble.
We’re going to get through this recession and come out of it stronger.
get-together = a party; a gathering of people who know each other.
There’s going to be a get-together at Tony’s Bar and Grill if you want to go there after work.
get under (one’s) skin = to bother; to cause trouble.
Roberto lost his job at the restaurant because he got under the boss’s skin.
get with it = do a better job; improve (one’s) performance.
If she doesn’t get with it in that class, she’s going to fail this semester.