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get on the stick

To organize oneself and begin working on something. You need to get on the stick, or else you'll be up all night working on your book report!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get on the stick

Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for get going or get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick. [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: get, on, stick
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 on the stick

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If you get on the stick, you start making an effort and taking actions to achieve something. Do you want to see some progress? Then let's get on the stick!
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get on the stick

in. to get organized and get busy. Get on the stick and get this job done!
See also: get, on, stick
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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