Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get back to someone

get back to
1) return to somebody with additional news or information
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • I will get back to you on that
  • Analysis
    To 'get back to someone' means to contact someone for a second time with an update or with further information or news. You will hear this expression used often in professional situations when someone doesn't immediately have an answer to something but promises to 'get back to someone' with the information or answer they need at a later time. "I'm afraid Mr Shi isn't available at the moment but I will make sure he gets back to you." "I need to check those details with our supplier, can I get back to you on that?"
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I'd love to go to the party! I'll call the babysitter and get back to you to confirm.
    2. I haven't heard anything from Julie about going out tonight. She was supposed to get back to me an hour ago!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I'll get back to you after lunch with those figures, said the receptionist.
    2. When the HR manager asked the man to confirm when he was going on holiday, he said he would get back to her with the details.
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