get rolling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get rolling start to be active "Get cracking, please!"
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Idioms

Get the ball rolling - If you get the ball rolling, you start something so that it can start making progress.
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Usage

In literature:

One evening a woman drifted into camp just as they were getting ready to roll into their blankets.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
As soon as ever the child is old enough to crawl about, it is sure to get out into the road and roll in the dust.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
The sack gave a roll, and whatever might be within was evidently trying to get out.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
But the men had got through setting the pole, and they were going over to the wagon when David rolled down the road and couldn't get back.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
Yet no soldier had been caught trying to get back into barracks, nor had any man been missing at roll-call unless well accounted for.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
Another rolled down, and that was the last, because as soon as you get interested in watching your tears they stop.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
The cat tried to turn and get at him, but lost her hold and rolled off the fence.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Now you roll up in your blanket, Will, and get the rest of your sleep.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
The boar struggled and rolled over the bloody snow, but was helpless to get on his feet again.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
Let's get out into the rolling prairie of Central Park.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
The peaberry coffee rolls about so nicely in the pan that they get a much more uniform roast.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Holmer, get the rolls!
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
But our friend would have to roll a long time to get back here again, so we won't wait.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
You'll get as wet as I shall; for I'm going to pull off my shoes and roll up my trousers.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Walk up, roll up, tumble up, any way to get up!
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
But I get tired rolling, and there isn't any real mud here, except what Kitty-dear fetches in the boat.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
The Maori comes to my aid and gets a hold, and together we are rolled over on the ground.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
He groaned and rolled over, getting to the other side of the curtain.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
I tell you what: let us turn ourselves into wheels and start rolling down the hill and the wheel that gets broken let him yield.
"Czechoslovak Fairy Tales" by Parker Fillmore
Sometimes he'd get her close to the top, and then lose his grip; when it'd roll all the way back again.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
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In poetry:

What is it maks a gaumless muff
Grow rich, an roll i' lots o' stuff,
Woll better men can't get enough?
It's sooap.
"What Is It?" by John Hartley
Lo, high among mountains a meadow lies spread,
And there we alight, and get ready our bed;
There hatch we our eggs, and beneath the chill pole
We wait while the summer months over us roll.
"Birds Of Passage (From The Swedish)" by George Borrow
"Come, children, put away your toys;
Roll up that kite's long line;
The day is done for girls and boys—
Look, it is almost nine!
Come, weary foot, and sleepy head,
Get up, and come along to bed."
"Bedtime" by George MacDonald
I used his phone (one of his phones)
to get deliveries of beer and
cheap whisky. the town was ten miles away,
downhill. I peeled my poor dollars from my poor
roll. and the boy needed a tip, of
course.
"O, We Are The Outcasts" by Charles Bukowski
And the ship rolled and heaved with the raging tide,
While the seas poured down the hatchways and broke over her side,
And the ship wrought for herself a bed in the sand;
Still Captain Bertie hoped all might get safely to land.
"The Wreck of the 'Abercrombie Robinson'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Hold up, you beast, now what the devil!
Confound this moor for a pockholed, evil,
Rotten marsh. My right leg's snapped.
'Tis a mercy he's rolled, but I'm nicely capped.
A broken-legged man and a broken-legged horse!
They'll get me, of course.
"The Exeter Road" by Amy Lowell

In news:

For one Rock 'n' Roll runner it's about inspiring others with mobility issues that they can get back up.
The city wants to get the ball rolling on an overhaul of its zoning codes, which have been characterized as outdated, and the Columbia City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to hire a consultant to help with that effort.
To get you in the mood for the punniest of beer styles, let a few of these words roll off your tongue: Tricerahops.
Republican Jackie Walorski is telling supporters it's time to roll up their sleeves and get to work after she was elected to Congress in northern Indiana's 2nd District.
Randy Newman 's glad he didn't have to do anything drastic to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
New Hampshire's Frost Place rolls into Richmond to get poetic.
The Rolling Stones Get Rowdy on ' One More Shot'.
Any time you get a new roll of tape be careful of where you place the tape.
Get your Passover rolling with these delicious holiday treats.
To get a jump-start on your next pastry project, prepare your pastry as directed, but don't roll it out.
Get A Sneak Peek at the New Rolling Stones Book.
It's getting to be expected, even taken for granted, that digital imaging technology will get better and cheaper as each season rolls around.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer offers advice for people wanting to go into the music business and talks about getting back into the studio after so long and his newest project.
Lester Bagley – the Vice President of Public Relations and Stadium Development for the Minnesota Vikings – joined me today to discuss the pros and cons of the Governor calling a special session to get the new stadium rolling.
Golden Globes get Oscar ball rolling.
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In science:

The Quincunx constructed by Galton in the second half of the nineteenth century, consisted of balls rolling down an array of pins and getting collected in the vertical compartments placed at the bottom. A pin deflects the rolling ball randomly and with equal probability to its left or right.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The Quincunx constructed by Galton toward the end of the nineteenth century, consisted of balls rolling down an array of pins (which deflect the balls randomly to their left or right) and getting collected in the vertical compartments placed at the bottom.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Speissegger proved that if we add to R0 all Rolle leaves with data definable in R0 , then we still get an o-minimal structure.
Definably complete and Baire structures and Pfaffian closure
But how did we get there? Anthropic bounds on negative spatial curvature as well as observations of a nearly scale invariant scalar power-spectrum require around 60 e-folds of slow roll inflation , so our universe must have encountered a saddle-point or extremely shallow region in its past.
On the Unlikeliness of Multi-Field Inflation: Bounded Random Potentials and our Vacuum
Abstract Spectral indices from models of inflation which incorporate a Generalized Einstein Theory (GET) gravity sector are calculated to first order in a slow-roll expansion.
Frame-Independent Calculation of Spectral Indices from Inflation
Although we discovered that we could not get enough expansion to solve the horizon problem with pure radiation, a slowly rolling scalar field could provide the necessary negative pressure.
New Developments in Cosmology
For the standard single field and uncoupled mutiple fields slow-roll inflation they are found to be slow roll suppressed and hence negligibly small [9, 18]. (See for attempt to get large trispectrum in single field inflation).
Statistical nature of non-Gaussianity from cubic order primordial perturbations: CMB map simulations and genus statistic
The beam gets steered onto the nominal P1 trajectory by slightly rolling the vertical bending magnet. Fig. 3 gives the plot of the Twiss functions of the whole transfer line.
Transport from the Recycler Ring to the Antiproton Source Beamlines
Eventually, in order to get the best possible constraints on inflation one will want to circumvent the slow-roll approximation completely, and this can be done by computing the power spectra (first the scalar and tensor spectra, and from them the induced microwave anisotropies) entirely numerically.
Observational tests of inflation
For moduli, in order to get n e-foldings of slow roll inflation one needs dimensionless parameters of order 1/n in the Lagrangian.
M Theory and Cosmology
This starts to get the ball rolling as it relates the difficult spectral measure to things that are a little bit more concrete.
A survey on dynamical percolation
As we get closer to the fiftieth anniversary of Bell’s derivation of his inequality , discussions about the validity and significance of the inequality, and what it reveals about the meaning and structure of quantum mechanics, cont inue to roll on.
Correlation between measured and unmeasured quantities in quantum mechanics, locality, and the legitimacy of counterfactual reasoning
Since in the present case ω is of order vq (where v is the sliding or rolling velocity) we get ω/cT q = v/cT << 1 in most cases of practical interest, where cT is the transverse sound velocity in the rubber.
Rolling friction for hard cylinder and sphere on viscoelastic solid
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