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Get cracking!

This page is about the idiom Get cracking!

INFORMAL

Meaning

You can say "Get cracking!" if you want someone to hurry up and do something faster.

For example

  • Come on! Let's get cracking or we'll miss our train!

  • If we don't get cracking and finish the job today, we'll miss the deadline and we won't get paid.

Quick Quiz

Benny shouted "Get cracking, honey!" because his wife was

a. going too fast

b. talking too much

c. taking too long

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Contributor: Matt Errey