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get through (2) British and Australian English

Meaning: If you get through something, you use or eat all of it.

For example:

  • get through sth When I was in Japan, I got through all my money in a few days. Everything's really expensive.

  • get through sth It's amazing how much food a growing teenage boy can get through in a single day.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Every day my husband and I get through
  1. a bread shop
  2. two loaves of bread
  3. several tasty bakers

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