set to work on (someone)

set to work on (someone)

To begin doing something to someone. Mom set to work on me and bandaged my scraped knee.
See also: on, set, work

go/set to ˈwork (on something)

(also get (down) to ˈwork (on something)) start working on a particular task: I set to work on the car, giving it a good clean.I ought to get to work on that report.
See also: set, work