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get a move on

To move, proceed, or work faster; to hurry. Get a move on, kids, or we're going to be late for the movie! We've got to get a move on if we want to finish this project by the end of the week.
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get a move on

Also, get cracking or going or rolling . Hurry up; also, start working. For example, Get a move on, it's late, or Let's get cracking, kids, or It's time we got going, or The alarm went off ten minutes ago, so get rolling. The first colloquial expression dates from the late 1800s. The second term, also colloquial, employs the verb to crack in the sense of "travel with speed," a usage dating from the early 1800s, but the idiom dates only from the first half of the 1900s. The third term dates from the late 1800s and also has other meanings; see get going. Get rolling alludes to setting wheels in motion and dates from the first half of the 1900s. Also see get busy; get on the stick.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get a move on

INFORMAL
COMMON If you get a move on, you hurry. You'd better get a move on if you're going to make it back in time for the match. `I wish the driver would get a move on,' she said.
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get a move on

hurry up. informal
1992 Lisa Tuttle Lost Futures So stop worrying, sweetheart, and let's get a move on…I don't want to be late.
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get a ˈmove on

(spoken) hurry; do something faster: You’d better get a move on or you’ll be late. OPPOSITE: take your time (doing something/to do something/over something) (1)
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