get (one) started(redirected from gotten him started)
get (one) started
To cause one to start enthusiastically discussing some topic. Don't get Grandpa started—unless, of course, you want to hear about the "Farmers' Almanac" all night. A: "OK, why exactly are you mad at Dante?" B: "Oh, don't get me started! He's a real creep, I'll tell you that much."
To begin to undertake some task. It's already 6:00—if you're cooking something for dinner, you had better get started. Get started—I'll be back to check on you in a bit. It will be another hour or so before I'm ready to eat, so you go ahead and get started.
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