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Jun 22

Learn British English: “Let’s get cracking” and “crack on”

“Let’s get cracking” means “let’s start”.

 

“Crack on” can mean either “start” or “continue”, depending on the context and progress of the activity.

 

EXAMPLES

 

“I’ve got loads of homework to do.”

“You better get cracking then!”

 

“We’ve got a long journey ahead of us. Let’s get cracking.” (Let’s go / start now.)

 

“I’ve still got a lot to do so I better crack on.” (I better carry on.)

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