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be in a groove
1. To be immersed in a particular task and thus working smoothly and efficiently. Now that I'm in a groove, I think I'll be able to finish this paper tonight—ahead of schedule! If I'm in a groove, I can clean for hours.
2. To become seemingly trapped or stuck in a mundane, non-changing pattern of life, work, and/or personal behavior. In this usage, "stuck" can be used after the conjugated form of "be." I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I'm in a groove. We're stuck in a groove—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up!
be in the groove
1. To be immersed in a particular task and thus working smoothly and efficiently. Now that I'm in the groove, I think I'll be able to finish this paper tonight—ahead of schedule! If I'm in the groove, I can clean for hours.
2. To experience a particularly successful period. Three championship titles in a row? Wow, that team is really in the groove.
get (one's) groove on
slang To dance and enjoy oneself. After such a long week, why don't we go get our groove on at a club tonight?
groove on someone or something
to show interest in someone or something; to relate to someone or something. Fred was beginning to groove on new age music when he met Phil. Sam is really grooving on Mary.
*in the groove
Sl. attuned to something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I was uncomfortable at first, but now I'm beginning to get in the groove. Fred began to get in the groove, and things went more smoothly.
in the groove
Performing very well, excellent; also, in fashion, up-to-date. For example, The band was slowly getting in the groove, or To be in the groove this year you'll have to get a fake fur coat. This idiom originally alluded to running accurately in a channel, or groove. It was taken up by jazz musicians in the 1920s and later began to be used more loosely. A variant, back in the groove, means "returning to one's old self," as in He was very ill but now he's back in the groove. [Slang; mid-1800s]
in the grooveBRITISH, AMERICAN or
in a grooveAMERICAN
COMMON If someone, especially a sports person or team is in the groove, they are performing well. Nick is in the groove, as he showed with seven goals last weekend. Agassi said: `I was in such a groove, I was able to put the ball exactly where I wanted.' Note: This expression may refer to the way the needle fits neatly into the groove on a record.
stuck in a grooveBRITISH
If you are stuck in a groove, you are doing the same things again and again and no longer feel able to change your habits. After a certain age, it's easy to get stuck in a groove with your style.
get in the groove
in. to become attuned to something. (see also in the groove.) I was uncomfortable at first, but now I’m beginning to get in the groove.
n. something pleasant or cool. (see also in the groove.) This day has been a real groove.
groove on someone/something
in. to show interest in someone or something; to relate to someone or something. Fred was beginning to groove on new age music when he met Phil.
mod. pleased. I am so grooved. I’ll just kick back and meditate.
mod. enjoying; being cool and laid back. Look at those guys grooving in front of the television set.
in the groove
mod. cool; groovy; pleasant and delightful. (see also get in the groove.) Man, is that combo in the groove tonight!
n. something really cool; a fine party or concert. This affair is not what I would call a stone groove. Stone beige, maybe.
in the grooveSlang
Performing exceptionally well.