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get down to work

To begin being serious about something; to begin attending to business or work at hand. I believe that everyone is present for the board meeting, so let's get down to work, shall we?
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Volunteers from gas network Cadent getting down to work at nature education charity The Kingswood Trust
"I'm definitely excited about getting down to work," Bidwell told the Swansea website.
"It's getting down to work and seeing how the next few weeks and months go."
But to see the enterprise and courage this young group of players are already exhibiting, just some seven weeks after getting down to work with he and his coaching staff, has been pleasing for Potter.
"I'm looking forward to linking up with the Ospreys and getting down to work with the players and the coaches at the region," said Edwards.
"I am getting down to work, I want us to be able to deliver on what people want, that is what they deserve," she said.
Getting down to work involves postponing pleasure until work is done, and being able to tolerate the anxiety and frustration that accompanies learning something new.
The county governments are getting down to work, serving wananchi.
"It's a good day for me, I'm very happy and looking forward to hopefully getting down to work and trying to help us get some points in the league and climb up the table." Hodgson said to SkySports.
"So I'm looking forward to Martin coming in, joining the group, getting to know the group and then getting down to work straight away."
"I'm genuinely excited to be here at the club and very much looking forward to getting down to work."
Head coach David Wagner held a team meeting in the hotel before getting down to work on the training ground.
Many believe the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is finally getting down to work after coming to power in February this year following a massive victory in state assembly elections.