Definitions

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  • v. To eventually begin or return to some procrastinated task.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. do something despite obstacles such as lack of time

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Examples

  • I've bought dinner for every unattached female within fifty miles, except Amanda Goodwinter, and I may get around to her yet.

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast

  • "Confound it, I can't wait for him to get around to it," the witch complained.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • Captain Jester never did get around to decidin 'jes' what my rank oughta be.

    Phule me twice

  • I felt sure Winty wouldn’t get around to changing the combination.

    Killer Dolphin

  • I'd wondered when he was going to get around to Rick Goldman.

    Grave Surprise

  • Anyway, when we did get around to asking, ourfung sui man said we were on the Dragon's back — thank God, otherwise we'd've had to move — but that devils were getting in the door and this was what was causing all the trouble.

    Noble House

  • Although he liked working graveyard—because it helped him avoid dealing with much of the political nonsense, and obtrusive building maintenance, which happened nine to five, as well—Gil Grissom wondered why his day shift counterpart, Conrad Ecklie, never seemed to get around to getting that fridge fixed…much less teach his people not to leave the coffee in the pot so long that it became home to new life-forms.

    Sin City

  • Besides, Hardanger's men did get around to examining the wires.

    The Satan Bug

  • “I thought you would never get around to taking a woman, Boston,” Abel Sky said, switching to English.

    The Lightkeeper

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