go to work

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go to work

1. To go to one's place of employment for a day or shift of work. I'm afraid Sally's already gone to work—can I take a message? My husband is off for the holiday, but I have to go to work.
2. To begin to do something to someone or something. I watched as the seamstress went to work hemming my dress. Mom went to work cleaning and bandaging my scraped knee.
See also: 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

go/set to ˈwork (on something)

(also get (down) to ˈwork (on something)) start working on a particular task: I set to work on the car, giving it a good clean.I ought to get to work on that report.
See also: set, work