get a wiggle on



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

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) To hurry up.
    • 1907, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter 16, in The Brass Bowl:
      “If yeh're goin' to see yer fren', yeh better get a wiggle on. He won't last long.”
    • 1910, Stewart Edward White, chapter 17, in The Rules of the Game:
      Get a wiggle on you, fellows. We'll never get out at this rate.
    • 1915, John Galsworthy, The Little Man, sc. 1:
      AMERICAN: My eggs! Get a wiggle on you!
      WAITER: Yes, sare.
    • 2008 June 11, "Counties set to defy Modi diktat," (India) (retrieved 20 May 2011)
      “If it is up to Cricket Australia to come up with rules and regulations, then maybe they would like to get a wiggle on because this thing is about to start.”