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get going

 
1. to start moving. Let's get going! We can't stand here all day.
2. to depart. What time should we get going in the morning?
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get someone going

to get someone excited; to get someone talking excitedly. I guess I really got him going on the subject of politics. The whole business really makes me mad. Don't get me going.
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get (you) going

also get (you) started
to cause you to become excited or interested My Dad was the one who really got me going on baseball.
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get going

1. See get a move on.
2. get something going. Start something, get something into full swing. For example, Once we get production going we'll have no more problems. This usage also appears in when the going gets tough, the tough get going, meaning that difficulties spur on capable individuals; the first tough here means "difficult," whereas the second means "strong-minded, resolute." For example, That problem won't stop Tom; when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Also see swing into action.
3. Make someone talkative or active, as in Once he got her going on her grandchildren, there was no stopping her. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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