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    get used to...

    It has taken me a long time to "get used to" the Greek way of life.

    what does "get used to" mean here ?

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    Re: get used to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It has taken me a long time to "get used to" the Greek way of life.
    what does "get used to" mean here ?

    get used to - get accustomed to

    Brewer dictionary of phrases :

    Meaning

    Accept that a particular state of affairs is inevitable.

    Origin

    This began to be used as a single sentence, with the meaning - 'that's how things are; accept it', from around the early 1990s in the USA. Here's an early example, from a report of a Gay Pride march in Washington, USA, in Apr. 1993, by Simon Tisdall in The (Manchester) Guardian:

    "'We're queer, we're here. Get used to it,' said T-shirts worn by some of the marchers..."

    Note: the 'we're here, we're queer' slogan began just a few years earlier. The earliest reference I can find for that is from 1990.




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