get cracking






get cracking

act quickly and energetically - informal


Related Idioms :


cracked up to be

asserted to be (used to indicate that someone or something has been described too favourably) - informal

This expression stems from the use of crack as an adjective to mean pre-eminent - a sense dating from the late 18th century.

1986 - Willy Russell - Shirley Valentine - Our Brian suddenly realised that the part of Joseph wasn't as big as it had been cracked up to be.



go crackers

become insane

go mad

become extremely annoyed or angry



a bit of crackling

an attractive woman regarded as a sexual object - British informal

1968 - Peter Dickinson - Skin Deep - 'You know her?' 'I do, sir. Nice bit of crackling, she is.'




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