Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get right on it

get right on it
Meaning(s)
1) offer to do or begin doing something, take care of a situation
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    • get right on a task
  • Analysis

    When you 'get right on something' it means you do it immediately or right away. Sometimes people say 'I'll get right on it' in a sarcastic way which means they do not intend to deal with the matter at all. This is a casual expression normally used in conversational contexts.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When my boss said that he needed someone to file a report by the end of the day, I volunteered and said that I would get right on it.
    2. Don't worry about the design of the product, I'm on it, just focus your efforts on finding a supplier.
    3. Once each member of the project team was assigned their individual task, Anne wasted no time hanging around and got right on it.
    4. I don't have the time to do that right now, leave it with me and I'll get on it as soon as possible. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. A: "We need some sandwiches and drinks for the visitors".  B: "I'll get right on it, I can go to the shops now."
    2. John got right on it when I asked for some advice today.
    3. I asked the nurse for the medication over an hour ago, she said she was on it but I still haven't received any.
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