get down to something

get down to something
ˌget ˈdown to sth derived
to begin to do sth; to give serious attention to sth

I like to

get down to work

by 9.

\get down to something doing sth

It's time I got down to thinking about that essay.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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