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    get around

    Dear all,

    How should I understand "get around" underlined in the sentence below?

    Thanks in advance.

    But the “two quarters or more of declining GDP” definition of a recession is much too simple for many economists. In fact, the official decision as to whether a recession is occurring is left to a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization called the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Founded in 1920, the NBER uses data from more than 1,000 university professors and researchers who look at factors such as manufacturing sales, personal income levels, and unemployment rates.

    Of course, gathering all that data and analyzing it takes a while, so recessions can be months old before the NBER gets around to telling us one is occurring (or has already been here and gone).

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    Re: get around

    Get around to + gerund means to finally begin something after doing other more important things.

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