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get the wheels turning v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
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v.
to begin something, to get a process started
If I could just get the ball rolling, then other people would help. Now that we're acquainted, let's get the ball rolling!
v.
become very nervous or anxious especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
[informal] Ex.: She always gets the jitters before going on stage.
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
o.
word used to describe the sound made by the wheels of a train
by extension, it can be applied to other rhythmic similar sounds (for example, the sound of a clock or of a typing machine)
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
n.
something easy to get
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
someone to whom everybody is turning when they need advice, help
[Fam.]
n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
app designed to let a person get a transportation service for a fee
Uber, Gettaxi, Taxi apps
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wheels

  

      pl n  
1    the main directing force behind an organization, movement, etc.  
the wheels of government     
2       an informal word for       car  
3    wheels within wheels   a series of intricately connected events, plots, etc.  


meals on wheels   , meals-on-wheels  
      n   functioning as sing     (Social welfare)     (Brit)   a service, usually subsidized, and run by a social services department or voluntary body, which delivers hot meals to elderly or housebound people who might otherwise be unable to have them  
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