get on with it

< Previous | Next >


Senior Member
I found a few explanations of this expression here and more or less know what it means but I wanted to ask how it could be paraphrased in this context:
"Life is tough so just get on with it"
Is it like 'do something, get to work' or more like 'accept it because there is nothing you can do about it'?
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    To get on with something means to go ahead and get it done, or to make progress with something. "Just get on with it" has the sense of "don't complain, worry or sit there thinking about it: just go ahead and get it done!".
    < Previous | Next >