get the show on the road

Start an undertaking; begin work. For example, After months of training, the astronauts were eager to get the show on the road. This synonym of get going alludes to a theatrical production going on tour. Also see get the ball rolling.


Nearby words

  1. get the most out of,
  2. get the nod,
  3. get the picture,
  4. get the runaround,
  5. get the sack,
  6. get the upper hand,
  7. get the worst of it,
  8. get thee behind me, satan,
  9. get thee to a nunnery,
  10. get theirs

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