get with the program

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get with the program

To conform or fall in line with what is expected. No one leaves their dirty laundry in the hallway—get with the program! If you don't get with the program soon, you're going to be off the team.
See also: get

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.
See also: get

get with the ˈprogramme

(informal) (usually in orders) used to tell somebody that they should change their attitude and do what they are supposed to be doing: Frank, we have work to do, remember? Get with the programme.You’re through if you don’t get with the program.
See also: get, programme

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.
See also: get

get with the program

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