Idioms Starting with the Letter G
- GET A GRIP
- To control your emotions; to regain your composure.
Tell Max to get a grip. He is totally overreacting.
- GET A HANDLE ON
- To obtain a basic level of understanding or control.
After reading chapter four, I'm starting to get a handle on quantum physics.
- GET A WORD IN EDGEWAYS
- To contribute to a conversation with people who are very talkative.
When you are talking with Mary, she talks so much that you are lucky to get a word in edgewise.
- GET CARRIED AWAY
- To overdo; to do to excess.
Max got carried away with the balloons for the party. There must have been over a thousand.
- GET CRACKING
- To get started; hurry up.
Come on! Let's get cracking. We need to finish this project by next week.
- GET EVEN
- To get revenge.
Mary was quite upset with Jane for stealing her boyfriend. She swore that she would get even.
- GET HITCHED
- To get married.
Mary and Max got hitched two years ago.
- GET ON ONE'S NERVES
- To annoy or irritate someone.
Max may be a nice guy, but sometimes he really gets on my nerves.
- GET ON SOMEONE'S CASE
- To criticize, find fault, or lecture.
The boss is always getting on Max's case for everything.
- GET ONE'S ACT TOGETHER
- To become serious, organized.
If you want a pay raise, you are going to have to get your act together and do a better job.
- GET ONE'S FEET WET
- To gain new experience.
Max is just getting his feet wet. He is likely to make a few mistakes.
- GET ONE'S FOOT IN THE DOOR
- To begin become established in an occupation or company.
You were very lucky to get your foot in the door at ABC Company.
- GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT
- To understand correctly; to clarify.
Let's get this straight. We'll meet behind the back after work.
- GET THE HANG OF
- To become accustomed to; to learn how to do or use something.
When I moved to England, it took me a few days to get the hang of driving on the left side of the road.
- GET THE POINT
- To understand the general or main idea.
I don't think Max got the point. The point is that the important things in life have little to do with money.
- GET TO THE BOTTOM OF
- To find the underlying cause of a situation.
Max will get to the bottom of the problem sooner or later.
- GET UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF BED
- To feel irritable; to be in a grouchy mood for no particular reason.
Watch out for Max. I think he got up on the wrong side of the bed today.
- GIVE IT A GO
- To try or attempt.
I'm not sure if I can do this, but I'll give it a go.
- GIVE SOMEONE THE COLD SHOULDER
- To ignore; to snub or reject someone
For some reason, Mary is giving me the cold shoulder today.
- GO ALL OUT
- To spare no expense or effort; to put forth all possible effort or resources.
For the last two miles of the race, Max went all out.
- GO DOWNHILL
- To worsen or deteriorate.
The company was having a few minor problems, and then all of a sudden everything went downhill fast.
- GO FOR IT
- To put maximum effort toward achieving a goal.
There is a job opening at ABC Company. Max is going for it.
- GO OUT ON A LIMB
- To take a risk; to put oneself in a vulnerable position.
Mary went out on a limb lending Max all of her money. I hope he repays her.
- GO PLACES
- To achieve progress or succeed.
With all of your talent, you are certain to go places.
- GUT FEELING
- An instinct or intuition.
I have a gut feeling that John and Jane are going to get married