Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get right on it

get right on it
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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