get off (one's) backside

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get off (one's) backside

slang To start being productive, especially after one has been inactive (and perhaps literally sitting). This phrase is often used as an imperative. Get off your backside and help me with this! If you don't get off your backside now, you'll be up all night finishing your paper.
See also: backside, get, off
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STEPHEN MITCHELL, Redcar MARK Jones stated "the local councillors should get off their backsides and stand up for the area" re Peel and Teesside Airport.
I READ that George Osborne is going to cut another pounds 4bn (Chronicle, September 10) and wants people to get off their backsides to find a job.
Most will get off their backsides and find work, or get a second job, to make ends meet.