Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get (straight) (on/to) it

get straight on itget straight to itget on itget to it
Meaning(s)
1) (immediately) start doing or discussing something
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    • this task needs doing immediately so I will get straight on it
  • Analysis

    The expression to get 'straight to it' means to do something directly or without delay. If someone asks you to do something can reply by saying 'yes, I'll get straight to it' meaning you will deal with it immediately. The expressions to get straight on it or get straight onto it are also used in the same way to say you intend to deal with something now, right away.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. There are quite a number of things we need to address in the meeting today so, without any further delay, let's get straight to it.
    2. Is someone sorting out the problem with the equipment? If not, I need you to get on that immediately.
    3. The Editor told me that he needed an article written on the breaking news within half an hour, so I said that I would get straight on it.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I don't want to waste your time so let's get straight to it, I need you to do more work around the house.
    2. The department has asked me for some documents, so I'm going to get straight onto it and send them right away before I forget.
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