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get with the program

To conform or fall in line with what is expected. No one leaves their dirty laundry in the hallway—get with the program! If you don't get with the program soon, you're going to be off the team.
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get with the program

Fig. follow the rules; do what you are supposed to do. (Implies that there is a clearly known method or "program" that is usually followed.) Come on, Mark. Get with the program. Do what you are told. Jane just can't seem to get with the program. She has to do everything her way, right or wrong.
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get with the ˈprogramme

(informal) (usually in orders) used to tell somebody that they should change their attitude and do what they are supposed to be doing: Frank, we have work to do, remember? Get with the programme.You’re through if you don’t get with the program.
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get with the program

in. follow the rules; do what you are supposed to do. Jane just can’t seem to get with the program. She has to do everything her way, right or wrong.
See also: get

get with the program

To follow or conform to a set of guidelines or expectations.
See also: get
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Another option that organizations can use to fill key openings is to hire individuals from the outside, particularly individuals transitioning out of other program manager or senior-level project manager positions within the military, Department of Defense, customer and supplier organizations, or competitor organizations where job responsibilities and the work environment are likely to be similar.
DOH and DSHS also invited community organizations from the private and nongovernmental sectors, as well as program managers from public sector--supported programs, to join a steering committee to look at the ways that existing services could be used to educate the public about unintended pregnancy and available resources, including emergency contraception.
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Yet, alarmingly, most of the programs that prepare the nation's teachers cling to an outdated, historically flawed vision of teacher education that is at odds with a society remade by economic changes, demographic shifts, technological advances and globalization.
Reinhold says, women should consider attending a women-only executive education program. "We believe very strongly, and our research supports this, that when a woman has included in her repertoire of programs she attends at least one women's only program, she never views herself exactly the same way in her career again."
Four programs daily (Mon-Fri) for 17 minutes of farm and commodity news; two five-minute general farm news from international, national and regional sources; one program daily featuring research in agriculture; one program daily featuring commodity market news, including daily cash market reports.
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