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get better

1. To improve in some way, ability, or area. I haven't been practicing yoga for very long, but I'm starting to get better at it. Thank goodness our profit margins have gotten better this quarter. My range of motion is finally starting to get better—physical therapy is really helping.
2. To recover from an illness. Ugh, I've already been sick with the flu for a week—when will I get better?
See also: better, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get better

to improve. I had a bad cold, but it's getting better. Business was bad last year, but it's getting better. I'm sorry you're ill. I hope you get better.
See also: better, get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get better

Improve; recover one's health. For example, I just started studying Japanese, and I hope to get better soon, or The doctor said I could expect to get better within a couple of days. Also see get well.
See also: better, get
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.
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