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Ten Common Business English Phrases with the Verb "Get"

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10 Common Business English Phrases with the Verb "GET"

"Get" is a very versatile verb. Numerous phrases with "get" are commonly used in both general and business contexts. Below are ten Business English Phrases with the verb "get":


1.GET IN TOUCH

= to communicate with someone


Example:


I'll get in touch with you tomorrow to discuss the details of the project.


2. GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

= to focus on the work without delay


Example:


Let's get down to business and discuss what changes we need to make to meet the deadline.


3. GET A QUOTE

= to request an estimated price for a product or service


Example:


I'm looking to get a quote for the repair of my car's engine. (=I'm interested in getting a price estimate for the repair of my car's engine.)


4. GET TO THE BOTTOM OF SOMETHING

= to fully understand the true cause of a situation or problem


Example:


We need to get to the bottom of the delay in deliveries before we start losing clients.


5. GET THE POINT ACROSS

= to successfully communicate a particular idea or information


Example:


During the presentation, the speaker used clear examples to get the point across about the new marketing strategy.


6. GET THE BALL ROLLING

= to start an activity, project


Example:


Let's schedule a meeting next week to get the ball rolling.


7. GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT

= to ensure that the information being presented is accurate and truthful


Example:


Next time, please get your facts straight before you share this information with the team.


8. GET AHEAD

= to make progress


Example:


In order to get ahead in your career, you need to stay proactive, seek new opportunities, and work hard to improve your skills.


9. GET ON BOARD

= to join a group, or project, to become involved


Example:


We must get new investors on board.


10. GET THE JOB DONE

= to successfully complete a task or achieve a goal


Example:


We need to allocate more resources if we want to get the job done by the end of the month.



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