get with the program


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get with the program

Fig. follow the rules; do what you are supposed to do. (Implies that there is a clearly known method or "program" that is usually followed.) Come on, Mark. Get with the program. Do what you are told. Jane just can't seem to get with the program. She has to do everything her way, right or wrong.
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get with the program

to make more effort to do what is needed now There is increasing pressure on the Senate to get with the program and pass the tax-cut bill. We're all ready to go - come on, Dad, get with the program.
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get with the program

  (American informal)
to accept new ideas and give more attention to what is happening now They've been playing the same old music for ten years or so - it's time to get with the program.
See also: get

get with the program

in. follow the rules; do what you are supposed to do. Jane just can’t seem to get with the program. She has to do everything her way, right or wrong.
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get with the program

To follow or conform to a set of guidelines or expectations.
See also: get