get up and go






get up and go

energy, enthusiasm and initiative – informal

A mid 19th-century US colloquialism was
get up and get.




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as soon as all get out

to a great or extreme extent - North American informal

1990 - M. Scott Peck - A Bed by the Window – She could be as huffy as all get out.




be out to get someone

be determined to punish or harm someone




do not get mad get even

used to advise in favour of revenge rather than fruitless rage – informal

This expression was a saying popularized by the US president John F. Kennedy who called it that wonderful law of the Boston Irish political jungle.

1998 - New Scientist - The Welcome Trust doesn't get mad, it gets even.




get it together

get yourself or a situation organized or under control - informal




get your own back

have your revenge

retaliate - British informal




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