To get busy; get to work; GET OFF one’s ASS: She said he’d better get on the stick or she’d dump him (1940s+)
Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for
- Get on the bandwagon
verb phrase (Variations: climb or hop or leap or jump may replace get) To join a person, party, cause, etc, esp one that is currently popular [1899+; fr the large circus wagon that carried the band] see: on the bandwagon
- Get on the ball
verb phrase To pay closer attention to doing something right; improve one’s performance •Often an exasperated command [1940s+; fr keep your eye on the ball, fr baseball or other ball sports]
1. General Federation of Trade Unions.
Grandfather, Father, Son