When I have a deadline for work, I always get the project done on time. But when it comes to the weekly chores like dusting the bookshelves and ironing my clothes, I never get around to doing them as often as I should! Is this true in your experience?
Check out Dara’s latest video below for more examples of this common English phrase.
Get around to doing something? Hmm, I’m confused!
Don’t worry! To get around to doing something just means to do something that you have been intending to do for a long time.
Let’s look at a few examples to clear this up:
- I finally got around to cleaning the attic. I’d been putting it off for months!
- I keep forgetting to clean the windows. Oh, well. I’ll get around to it eventually.
- I’ve been meaning to bring back that library book, but I haven’t got around to doing it yet.
- I haven’t got around to getting a new passport yet, but I hope to find the time to do it next week.
So, there are: get around to (doing something). Is there anything that you have been intending to do but haven’t got around to doing yet? Let us know in the comments section below.
Read the prompts below. Then try to use today’s idiom when answering the questions.
- What household chores have you been putting off lately?
- Are there any craft projects that you’ve started, but haven’t finished yet?
- What types of cuisine have you never tried, but would like to taste one day?
- What DIY activities still need to be done around the house?
- Are there any members of your family that you haven’t contacted recently, but should?
- Are there any famous tourist attractions in your country that you’ve never visited? Why not?