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U.S. Citizenship

 

 


 Idioms G

 

get along with = to have a good relationship with others.

Jeff gets along well with his coworkers.

 

boss

 get back to = 1. return; 2. to return a phone call or email.

Jeff got back to his boss as soon as he listened to his voicemail.

man with phone

 get into = 1. enter; 2. develop an interest, to like something

1. I had trouble this morning getting into my car.  

2. This cat really gets into hip hop.

cat with radio

 get out of = 1. leave; 2. to avoid responsibility.

1. She got out of work early today and went into the country. a

2. Roger had a meeting this afternoon, but he was able to get out of it.

 

woman

 get rid of = to throw away; to put into the garbage; to give to someone else.

He has a lot of junk to get rid of.

 

man with junk

 get through = to finish

 

After I got through the examination with the doctor, she told me I was okay.

doctor

 give up = quit; stop doing something.

Even though he's past the age of 75, he hasn't given up playing tennis.

tennis

 give back = 1. return; 2. to volunteer, to help people

 

He gives back to his community by volunteering as a fire fighter. a

firefighter

 go ahead = go; go forward; go before another person.

Ashton was very polite and told the man that he could go ahead of him.

Ashton and Demi

 go by = pass by; sometimes this means to stop at a place quickly.

The bus went by before he could catch it.

I have to go by the grocery store and get some milk.

 

bus

 go for = try to obtain; work hard to get. (often used in the expression, "go for it.")

Bert wasn't sure if Niki would go out with him, but I told him to go for it.

Niki

 go in on = to share the cost of something.

My classmates and I went in on a pizza yesterday after class.

pizza

 go on = 1. to continue; 2. to talk a long time--too long!

1. The baseball game went on for several hours. a

2. The announcer kept going on and on about how great the game was.

 

baseball player

 go over = to look at important information; to review.

They had a lot of important documents to go over at the meeting.

meeting

 go with = 1. to choose; to decide on one thing over another. 2. to form a long-term, romantic relationship. 3. match color and texture.

He decided to go with a nice new blue shirt for the party. (go with = make a decision to wear)

t-shirt

 go out = 1. to leave the house and eat at a restaurant or go to a party. 2. to have a long term romantic relationship.

They've been going out for two years. He might marry her.

couple

How did it go? = Was the experience good or bad?

This is a very popular question in the United States when asking about the outcome of something that you do. Watch this video and I'll explain this idiomatic use of the word "go."

 

 

 

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