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【Top 5】 “GET”を使った慣用句



to (finally) get round to something/doing something

used to emphasise the point that you fulfilled (or not) a particular wish that you had held for a long time.

  • After 3 years of living in London, I finally got round to going to the British Museum.
  • I had wanted to go there for a long time, but never got round to it.

To get out of something/doing something

used to talk about an activity which you will try your best to avoid taking part in.

  • There’s a work party later this month, but I’m going to try to get out of it.
  • My boss has asked me to give a presentation to the entire team; there’s no way of getting out of it.
  • I managed to get out of attending the monthly meeting, providing a written update instead.
To get… ?

To get along (well) (with somebody)

          used to say that you have a good platonic relationship with somebody

  • The boss and I – we get along well!
  • I get along with my colleagues, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say they are my friends.
  • We don’t get along. I wish it could be different.

Getting on for

          an idiom which, in the context of the time, means it’s fast approaching [x] o’clock.

  • It’s getting on for 5 pm. Time to wrap this meeting up.
  • A: What’s the time?         B: It’s getting on for 2.30.  [i.e. it’s, say, 2.27 pm]

an idiom which, in the context of somebody’s age, means s/he is nearly [x] years old.

  • She’s getting on for 80. You wouldn’t believe it just by looking at her!

To get ahead

          A phrase typically used with a general meaning of making progress in one’s life, as compared           to others in a similar position.

  • Cram school is considered by many to be a necessity in order that students get ahead in life.
  • Once a university degree was the primary way to get ahead. These days this method is questionable.
  • How to get ahead in English? The perennial issue!

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