get a life


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get a life

1. To start being productive in one's own life; to act independently and responsibly. You can't just live in Mom and Dad's basement playing video games forever—you need to go out and get a life. After waking up with another raging hangover, I knew I needed to grow up and start getting a life.
2. To do things one finds enjoyable and fulfilling. College isn't just about studying and getting good grades. You need to get a life—go to parties, meet new people, join a sports club, anything!
3. A rude imperative telling one to mind their own business or stop focusing on unimportant or immature things. Oh, get a life, Ricky. You're the only one who always has to interpret an innocent expression in some disgusting way. These politicians need to get a life and stop interfering in our private home lives.
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Get a life!

Inf. Change your life radically! Find something interesting to do or say! You are such a twit! Get a life! Get a life, you clown!
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get a life

Acquire some interests or relationships of one's own. For example, Stop sitting around and complaining-get a life. [Slang; late 1900s]
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get a life

INFORMAL
If you tell someone to get a life, you mean that they seem to care too much about unimportant things or that their life is boring. Go home Moran, read a book or something, get a life. This show is the stupidest show on TV. If you are watching it, get a life. Note: This expression is used humorously.
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get a life

start living a fuller or more interesting existence. informal
1997 J-17 All anybody seems to be talking about today is school. These people need to get a life.
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get a ˈlife

(spoken) used to tell somebody to stop being boring and to do something more interesting: Simon, all you do is sit at home all day playing video games! Get a life!
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Get a life!

exclam. Change your life radically! (see also Get real!.) You are such a twit! Get a life!
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get a life

Find some interests, social life, or concerns of one’s own. This slangy term is quite new, dating only from about 1980, but has quickly caught on. It is often put as a disdainful imperative, as in “Don’t just sit around complaining—get a life!”
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