over with

over with
over with
To accomplish (an unpleasant task, etc) as quickly as possible
get

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over (and done) with
: finished or completed

Don't worry. The operation will be over with before you know it.

I'd like to get this over with as soon as possible.

No one wants to be here, so let's just get this meeting over with.

I'm just glad to have the test over and done with.

The past is over and done with.

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Main Entry:over

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  • over with(1) — {prep.} At the end of; finished with; through with. * /They were over with the meeting by ten o clock./ * /By Saturday Mary will be over with the measles./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over with(1) — {prep.} At the end of; finished with; through with. * /They were over with the meeting by ten o clock./ * /By Saturday Mary will be over with the measles./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over with(2) — {adj.}, {informal} At an end; finished. * /John knew his mother would scold him for losing the money, and he wanted to get it over with./ * /After the hard test, Jerry said, I m glad that s over with! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over with(2) — {adj.}, {informal} At an end; finished. * /John knew his mother would scold him for losing the money, and he wanted to get it over with./ * /After the hard test, Jerry said, I m glad that s over with! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over with — adjective Date: 1899 being at an end ; finished, completed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all over with — adjective Completely finished; over. When the event is all over with, make sure that the place is cleaned up and the lights are turned off …   Wiktionary

  • get something over with — See: OVER WITH(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get something over with — See: OVER WITH(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get over with — verb Variant of get it over with …   Wiktionary

  • get it over with — verb To do or finish, especially said of something unpleasant. He didn’t want to go to the doctor for his shots, but he decided it would be better just to get it over with …   Wiktionary

  • get something over with — verb To do something quickly and hastily; without procrastination, especially so as to have something unpleasant behind oneself. I hate getting shots, but its best just to get it over with …   Wiktionary

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