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    Default Let's get it started

    What does get somthing started exactly mean?
    It sounds to me like to make something begin. Am I right?
    Is it a slang expression?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Let's get it started

    To start or begin something. You're right.

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    Default Re: Let's get it started

    Is it slang/formal/informal?

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    Default Re: Let's get it started

    That would depend on the context. The following is used in business:

    Ex: Let's get the meeting started / Let's start the meeting.

    Does that help?

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    Default Re: Let's get it started

    Well, yes it does. But I didn't expect that expression could be used in both formal and informal contexts.
    However, thank you very much....

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    Default Re: Let's get it started

    Informal: Let's get it started <as in a fistfight>

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    Default Re: Let's get it started

    Ok. I just hope I'll never have to say something like that in such a situation!
    Thank'you.
    You've been very helpful.

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