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get in(to) a rut
To become seemingly trapped or stuck in a mundane, non-changing pattern of life, work, and/or personal behavior. I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I've gotten into a rut. We're getting in a rut—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up!
get kicked to the curb
To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I got kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time for this old computer to get kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already gotten kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
get knocked out cold
To be rendered unconscious, as by a physical blow, medication, other means. I had a shot at a championship boxing title, but I got knocked out cold in the semi-finals. I hope I don't get knocked out cold by this painkiller the doctor gave me. Sam drank a bit too much on her 21st birthday and got knocked out cold by 10 PM.
get lost in translation
Of a word or words, to lose the full subtlety of meaning or significance when translated from one language to another, especially when done literally. My friend tried explaining a few French idioms to me, but I'm afraid they got lost in translation. It's amazing how much gets lost in translation in the subtitles of foreign films.
get off to a false start
To make a failed, impaired, or underdeveloped beginning at something. Taken from racing, when a participant begins before the starting signal has been given. The small nation has gotten off to a few false starts since gaining independence, but it is now starting to find some economic and political stability. We knew the company was getting off to a false start, but unfortunately, there was no way to put things on hold once the wheels were in motion.
1. To become out of equilibrium; to become not straight, level, or aligned properly; to be in a state of chaos or confusion. Between my divorce, the death of my best friend, and the financial troubles at work, it seems like everything in my life has gotten off-kilter recently. John got a little off-kilter after being knocked in the head in football practice earlier.
2. To stop working correctly or properly; to be or become out of order; to be out of w(h)ack. It sounds like your car's engine has gotten a bit off-kilter. I'd recommend taking it to a mechanic before you go for any long drives.
See also: get
get out of kilter
1. To become out of equilibrium; to become not straight, level, or aligned properly; to be in a state of chaos or confusion. Between my divorce, the death of my best friend, and the financial troubles at work, it seems like everything in my life has gotten out of kilter recently. John got a little out of kilter after being knocked in the head in football practice earlier.
2. To stop working correctly or properly; to be or become out of order; to be out of w(h)ack. It sounds like your car's engine has gotten a bit out of kilter. I'd recommend taking it to a mechanic before you go for any long drives.
get on the horn
1. To make use of or speak (to someone) on the telephone. Don't disturb me, kids, I'm on the horn to your father at the moment. After our dreadful meal that night, I was on the horn to the manager the very next morning.
2. dated To become lustful or sexually excited, especially of a man; to have an erection. Sarah became quite embarrassed when she noticed that her date was getting on the horn in the middle of the movie.
get the wrong idea (about someone or something)
To develop a belief or impression (about someone or something) that is untrue, incorrect, or has been misinterpreted or misunderstood. I feel like I need to explain my actions, or you'll end up getting the wrong idea about me. Now don't get the wrong idea or anything, but I think we should spend a little bit of time apart. Whoa, I think you've gotten the wrong idea about tonight—this wasn't supposed to be a date or anything like that!
get pissed off
To become very disgruntled, angry, or outraged. John got so pissed off when he found out that someone else had been given the promotion instead of him. There's no point in getting pissed off over a bad grade on your exam. Just study harder next time!
get played like a fiddle
To be skillfully manipulated by someone to suit his or her own needs, ends, or benefits. I got played like a fiddle by that travelling salesman. Now what am I going to do with all this junk that he convinced me to buy? Can't you see that his flattery is totally insincere? You're getting played like a fiddle!
get plugged into (something)
To become directly or very closely involved in, attuned to, or enthusiastic about something. Friends have gotten me plugged into the work of various performance artists around the city. It wasn't until college that I really got plugged into the heavy metal scene.
To become very disgruntled, irritated, angry, or outraged. ("PO'd" being a euphemistic abbreviation of "pissed off.") John got so PO'd when he found out that someone else had been given the promotion instead of him. There's no point in getting PO'd over a bad grade on your exam. Just study harder next time!
See also: get
not get a wink of sleep
To not get any sleep. Our newborn son is rather colicky, so my wife and I haven't gotten a wink of sleep the last few nights.
get torqued off
To become particularly irritated, frustrated, or exasperated (by something). It's no use getting torqued off over the professor's teaching style; you just have to adapt and do as well as you can. I got pretty torqued off when I heard that yet another local grocery store was being bought out by the huge supermarket chain.
To be ejected, evicted, or otherwise forcibly removed (from someplace). Primarily heard in UK. The drunkard got turfed after he started a fight with another customer in the bar. I just found out that we're getting turfed at the end of the month because the landlord wants to move back into the house himself.
get turfed out
To be ejected, evicted, or otherwise forcibly removed (from someplace). Primarily heard in UK. The drunkard got turfed out of the bar after he started a fight with another customer. I just found out that we're getting turfed out at the end of the month because the landlord wants to move back into the house himself.
money or other possessions acquired in a dishonest or illegal fashion. Bill cheated at cards and is now living on his ill-gotten gains. Mary is enjoying her ill-gotten gains. She deceived an old lady into leaving her $5,000 in her will.
See also: gain
Benefits obtained in an evil manner or by dishonest means, as in They duped their senile uncle into leaving them a fortune and are now enjoying their ill-gotten gains . [Mid-1800s]
See also: gain