get physical

get physical

1. Of a situation, to be or become inclined toward or characterized by sexual physical contact. We dated for a couple of months before things got physical. I was having a great time with her, but I got nervous when it started getting physical.
2. Of a hostile situation, to escalate from a verbal confrontation to outright violence. If the kids start to bicker, you should try to separate them before they get physical. I'm used to them yelling at each other, but I was shocked when the argument got physical.
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get physical

Make physical contact, either forcefully or sexually. For example, Stop pushing-there's no need to get physical, or Thirteen is too young to get physical in that way. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
See also: get, physical

get physical

1 become aggressive or violent. 2 become sexually intimate with someone. 3 take exercise. informal
See also: get, physical
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The usual justification for such incidents is that they are frustrated with the inaction of those in power, however, that does not allow anyone to get physical and take matters into their own hands in an illegal manner.
I row a lot with my husband and things can get physical but I have a job here and a son from a previous relationship who is settled at school.
I row a lot with my husband and things can get physical, but I have a job here and a son from a previous relationship who is settled at school.
But will things get physical? Viewers have to tune in to (http://www.ibtimes.com/bachelorette-2016-spoilers-what-will-happen-episode-5-synopsis-teases-more-drama-2381233) episode 5 on Monday to (http://www.ibtimes.com/bachelorette-fans-have-wait-two-weeks-see-why-chad-returns-2379658) watch Chad confront the other suitors  after getting eliminated.
"And I still know all the moves to Let's Get Physical too," she adds naughtily.
"Let's Get Physical is a great opportunity for us to remind children and young people that being active can and should be fun, interesting and accessible."