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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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