get going

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get going start to be active "Get cracking, please!"
    • v get going begin or set in motion "I start at eight in the morning","Ready, set, go!"
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Quotations

  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.”
  • Frederick (Carl) Frieseke
    Frederick (Carl) Frieseke
    “Knowing where you're going is all you need to get there.”
  • Henry Kissinger
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    “If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”
  • Peter Nivio Zarlenga
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    “It is hard to begin to move when you don't know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!”
  • Lewis Grizzard
    Lewis Grizzard
    “Instead of getting married again. I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.”

Idioms

From the get go - If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning
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From the get-go - (USA) If something happens from the get-go, it happens from the very beginning.
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Get up and go - If someone has lots of get up and go, they have lots of enthusiasm and energy.
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Usage

In literature:

They are going to get him drunk, and then we'll see if little Johnnie will go around with his nose in the air any longer!
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
This reminded him that his blankets were at least his own, and he determined to go and get them.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
I can probably get upon his back with your help, and then, by going carefully, I believe we can get down.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
I hope you didn't go and get dreadfully angry at me about Eddie Klemm.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Oh dear, I wonder if we're ever going to get there?
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
Before I invest I'm going to get my bearings about farms, by working around till I get on to things.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Mummy said that eleven-going-on-twelve was getting to be a young lady.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
We'll go for her when we get settled.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
What man are you going to get to go with you, Leo?
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Let's go and see about getting our new quarters a little more ship-shape.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
Marster said he had rather get cold going to eat dan to have de food get cold while it was being fetched to him.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Yuh don't want to go and get notions.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Then how on earth, Ranny asked himself, was he going to get any further with a girl like Winny?
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
An Injun may be slow to start on a hunt, but when he gets started he doesn't get discouraged, but keeps on going.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
We are lucky, for now we can go straight on to the train and get good places before the crowd follows.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Let's eat and get going.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Well, let's go see if Mom can scrape up a sandwich, and then get going for Seaford.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
See, they are going over and whispering to Molly Clark, and she is getting up and going over there.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
I'm certainly going to chat with Mr. Fayre, and get acquainted.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Next day we go to the Imperial Palaces, and so go on and on getting fatter and fatter.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
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In poetry:

Get me right: a man's-size prince
Knows that money is a quince.
When they see the Yellow Taffy,
Reg'lar Princes don't go daffy.
"That For Money!" by Franklin Pierce Adams
'Remember what you promis'd me:
'And see, the Sun is getting low;
'The Children want an hour ye see
'To talk a bit before we go.'
"Richard and Kate: A suffolk Ballad" by Robert Bloomfield
"Go north and south, go east and west,
And get me gifts," she said.
"And he who bringeth me home the best,
With that man will I wed."
"The Proud Lady" by Henry Van Dyke
"That's the right way to cure a Sprite
Of such like goings-on -
But gracious me! It's getting light!
Good-night, old Turnip-top, good-night!" A nod, and he was gone.
"Phantasmagoria Canto VI ( Dyscomfyture )" by Lewis Carroll
A: And dare so base a wretch so high aspire,
As for to pleade for interest in my grace?
Go get thee hence; or if thou do not cease,
I vow to burne thee with a greater fire:
"Sonet 67" by William Alexander
Poor father went wild when he heard there were two,
He was found in a pub drinking gin;
He said, `I'll get tight; I won't go home to-night
In case any more runners come in.'
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett

In news:

That's not an immediate problem in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, because everyone's dead from the get-go.
"It's been, quote, 'ready to go' for a number of years, or we thought we'd get it going, but the funding wasn't there," said Andy Petter, TxDOT's interim Waco district engineer.
Running game finally gets going at Auburn.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Get the news you need to know before you go out the door with the 11 News Morning Show weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. All dressed up and no place to go this thanksgiving.
If your brain requires a morning jolt to get going, think beyond a cup of Joe and go green.
A season that just can't seem to get going for New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks hit another bump in the road when Nicks showed up Wednesday on the Giants' injury report with a knee injury.
After the teams traded stops, Jenks began to get going behind Barr'e, and scored five touchdowns to take a big lead early and a 41-7 lead into halftime .
Right from the get-go, it is hard not to get pulled into this fantasy melting pot filled with hobbits , dwarves, goblins, trolls and dragons.
Who wouldn't want to take the credit for making a sinfully rich chocolate cream pie so get going and try it.
Howard eager to get going.
When the going gets tough, here's who can get you going.
Things are just getting going.
WORCESTER — Brodie Reid's first year with the Sharks ended prematurely, and his second one took longer to get going than he expected.
Times are going to get tough and you're going to need some advice on how to survive.
Getting going on integrating Talib.
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In science:

Note that in this comparison between lattice and perturbation theory one has to go to high orders to get good agreement.
Improved determination of inclusive electromagnetic decay ratios of heavy quarkonium from QCD
In software testing, loops are important spot for error detection. Execution of program spend large amount of time in loops. Without covering paths going through loops we can not get better code coverage. Most of the mistakes are made in loops of programs.
Heuristic Approach of Automated Test Data Generation for Program having Array of Different Dimensions and Loops with Variable Number of Iteration
To get a contradiction, we are going to construct an ideal I ⊂ OX that violates (8).
Pr\"ufer algebraic spaces
The effect as we go to higher dimensions only gets worse, growing exponentially with the dimension.
Structure-Aware Sampling: Flexible and Accurate Summarization
Standard hot big bang cosmology is recovered when these branes collide, and it is possible that scale invariant perturbations get imprinted on ζ , but this requires going beyond the 4-dimensional description and is a potential weakness of the model.
Towards an Observational Appraisal of String Cosmology
But until we get detailed statistics the adjustments that go with it have to wait.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
The edge which are going off to infinity all get labeled 2.
Volumes in Hyperbolic Space
We get benefits from the reversibility of the wave equations, go back in time and use data again during a backward evolution, from t = T to t = 0, to deduce an approximation of f0 .
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
Things get more involved when one tries to go beyond mean field.
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder
The differences arise in other properties, namely, how we get to the state, how stable the state is, the degree of inversion, and what is going on with other electronic states not participating in the coherence.
Polariton Condensation and Lasing
The next stage is obvious : going from a â GPDs and finally get some insights about the structure of the n ucleon.
Generalized Parton Distributions: the experimental status
When a particle in the mode traveling upward reaches the surface, where does it go? It must get to the opposite node and return back through the bulk, but that is at a different momentum.
Beyond Band Insulators: Topology of Semi-metals and Interacting Phases
The reason for introducing this is that the original trip tables seem to have too many trips going out of certain residential areas during the time period under consideration — if these trips need forever to get out, they will probably take place at a different point in time.
Using microsimulation feedback for trip adaptation for realistic traffic in Dallas
We can get a feel for what is going on without having to go into too much detail.
Photon '97: Theory Summary
To get an idea of how things could go for the case we are interested in we have to consider a model in which the time between two successive reduction processes is such that, during it, the hamiltonian evolution can modify appreciably the state of the system.
Quantum superpositions and definite perceptions:envisaging new feasible experimental tests
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