go to work

go to work (on someone or something)

to begin working on someone or something. The masons went to work on repairing the wall. The surgeons went to work on the patient. Come on! Let's go to work!
See also: work
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Yes, just as that man has got that son raised at last, and ready to go to work and begin to do suthin' for HIM and give him a rest, the law up and goes for him.
They did not ask Martin to go to work, nor to cease writing.
This was more cruel yet for Ona, who ought to have stayed home and nursed him, the doctor said, for her own health as well as the baby's; but Ona had to go to work, and leave him for Teta Elzbieta to feed upon the pale blue poison that was called milk at the corner grocery.
Womb trouble" to Ona did not mean a specialist's diagnosis, and a course of treatment, and perhaps an operation or two; it meant simply headaches and pains in the back, and depression and heartsickness, and neuralgia when she had to go to work in the rain.
Thee wouldstna go to work again, wi'out ha'in thy bit o' supper?
Probably the little girl would also be obliged to go to work.
If they fire at each other without effect, then they'll draw, and go to work in earnest.
They make up and go to work again in the same old insane way, but the crippled ant is at a disadvantage; tug as he may, the other one drags off the booty and him at the end of it.
When 'tis expired,' said she, 'they have encouragement given them to plant for themselves; for they have a certain number of acres of land allotted them by the country, and they go to work to clear and cure the land, and then to plant it with tobacco and corn for their own use; and as the tradesmen and merchants will trust them with tools and clothes and other necessaries, upon the credit of their crop before it is grown, so they again plant every year a little more than the year before, and so buy whatever they want with the crop that is before them.
If he wants to see any of my letters, he knows the right way to go to work.
Desperately she tried to hug the delusion that she was asleep, that it was all a nightmare, and that soon the alarm would go off and she would get up and cook Billy's breakfast so that he could go to work.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the cold and flu season approaches, a new survey by the Center for Research and Public Policy (CRPP) reveals that more than half of workers in the food industry go to work sick, citing concerns over lost wages and support for their co-workers.
waiting for a taxi to go to work when he was e 28-year-old was waiting for a taxi to go to work when he was approached by three men on Marsh House Avenue at about 4.
A recent GulfTalent survey showed that one in ten employees in MENA region plan to go to work late in order to watch the matches of World Cup at night.
After her meeting with Telangana and Seemandhra MPs, Swaraj said, "As huge number of people go to work in the Middle East wherein day in and out several reports come in the newspaper which narrate about the difficulties those expats face.