get around to (something)

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get around to (something)

To eventually do something when one is able to. Oh man, I haven't gotten around to printing that document yet—just give me a sec, I'll do it right now. I've got so much to do today that I don't know when I'll get around to these expense reports.
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get around to doing something

to find time to do something; to do something after a long delay. (See also get (around) to someone or something.) I finally got around to buying a new coat. It took Sally years to get around to visiting her aunt.
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(The book is on my night stand, along with other books I haven't gotten around to reading yet, including, ironically, David Allen's Getting Things Done.)
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Even President Bush and Colin Powell have gotten around to saying that.
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On the other hand, maybe I was getting a little carried away with the rhetoric of the lo-fi revolution; maybe the Mountain Goats were simply amazing songwriters - some of the best around - and no A&R guy had gotten around to signing them.
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To their credit, where they used to show only the bechained and beplumed, they've now gotten around to focusing on PFLAG contingents and beaming politicos in our midst.