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    #1

    Get down on it!

    How you gonna do it if you really don't want do dance

    By standing on the wall?
    Get your back up off the wall
    tell me.
    How you gonna do it if you really don't want to dance

    By standing on the wall. Get your back up off the wall

    'Cause I heard all the people sayin':
    Get down on it
    come on and
    Get down on it - if you really want it
    Get down on it - you gotta feel it
    Get down on it - get down on it
    get down on it
    Come on and get down on it
    baby
    baby
    Get down on it - get down on it - get down on it.

    I say people - what? What you gonna do?
    You've gotta get on the groove
    If you want your body to move
    tell me
    baby.

    I've looked through a few sources on the proper usage of "get down" and found some answers: to party, to dance etc. Does "get down on it" here mean an encouragement to dance?
    Last edited by retro; 11-Dec-2006 at 16:21.

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    #2

    Re: Get down on it!

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Get down on it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Yes.
    Can "get down to it" also be used above?

    Can we use "get down on" and "get down to" interchangeably?

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    Re: Get down on it!

    "Get down to" usually means to get serious about something, to settle in and work on or sort out a situation or problem.

    "That's enough fooling around," the boss told us, "let's get down to work so we can leave here at a decent hour."


    Sometimes "get down to" can be used in reference to music:
    "All right everybody!" the DJ announced. "It's time to get down to the old school sounds of Kool and the Gang!"
    This means the DJ is encouraging everyone to get up and dance.

    "Last night my ol' lady and I got down to some Barry White and Teddy Pendergrass."
    In this case, "got down" means they had sex while listening to the music.

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