get a move on

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get a move on (third-person singular simple present gets a move on, present participle getting a move on, simple past got a move on, past participle (UK) got a move on or (US) gotten a move on)

  1. (informal, idiomatic) To hurry up, to get moving.
    I need to get a move on if I'm going to arrive before dark.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 139:
      Bradly tapped the ashes from his pipe, signifying a leisured interlude over. "Time to get a move on," he said, and began unlace his boots for wading.

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