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get cracking

Rur. to get to work. If you want to finish that quilt by Labor Day, you best get cracking. Sit down to your homework and get cracking!
See also: cracking, get

get cracking

to begin working without delay If you plan on growing these flowers from seed, you better get cracking now.
See also: cracking, get

get a move on

to hurry Simon realized he'd have to get a move on if he was going to finish by 4 o'clock.
Usage notes: sometimes used as an order: Get a move on, Corey – you don't want to be late!
See also: get, move, on

Get cracking!

  (informal)
something that you say in order to tell someone to hurry Get cracking! We're leaving in 5 minutes.
See also: get

get a move on

  (informal)
to hurry (often an order) Get a move on, man! We don't have all day. Simon realised he'd have to get a move on if he was to finish by 4 o'clock.
See also: get, move, on

get a move on

Also, get cracking or going or rolling . Hurry up; also, start working. For example, Get a move on, it's late, or Let's get cracking, kids, or It's time we got going, or The alarm went off ten minutes ago, so get rolling. The first colloquial expression dates from the late 1800s. The second term, also colloquial, employs the verb to crack in the sense of "travel with speed," a usage dating from the early 1800s, but the idiom dates only from the first half of the 1900s. The third term dates from the late 1800s and also has other meanings; see get going. Get rolling alludes to setting wheels in motion and dates from the first half of the 1900s. Also see get busy; get on the stick.
See also: get, move, on

get cracking

see under get a move on.
See also: cracking, get

Get cracking!

imperative Get moving!; Get started!; Hurry up! Hurry up! Get cracking!
See also: get
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Chertkov VY (2002) Modelling cracking stages of saturated soils as they dry and shrink.
Mold stress helps create the environment for stress corrosion cracking.
Duntemann gives an example of cracking that developed at the ends of pre-stressed concrete beams in a cooling tower being constructed at a synthetic fuel plant.
The existing methods for studying surface cracking usually consider a flat image (2D), which does not represent the true physical nature of the cracked surface and imposes certain limitations on diagnosis.
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We're confident that the cracking sound and bright flash on ultrasound are related to the dynamic changes in pressure associated with a gas bubble in the joint.
Cracking is a major issue for the concrete industry, as it detracts from the aesthetics of concrete, can be a safety hazard, and may compromise durability or structural integrity.
Cracking and decohesion of large silicon and iron-rich intermetallic particles, as well as crystallographic shearing from persistent slip bands in the aluminum matrix, play an important role in crack initiation.
Powerful aircraft rotor wash Is pushing the M240H machine gun's feed tray cover to the cracking point.
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The officials said the cracks are believed to be caused by stress corrosion cracking, which refers to cracking induced from the combined influence of tensile stress and a corrosive medium.
HIGHLY addictive, it gets its name from the cracking sound it makes when being burned.
The Air Force and Northrop Grumman, the prime contractor of the B-2, have been working on the new cracking issue since at least October 2000.