[Idiom] get to

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hotapplepie

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Hi! Everyone.
I would like to ask a meaning of a phrase, "get to", which is from a lyrics "Now I never never get to clean up the mess I made". I have looked up some dictionaries. It has several meanings, but I don't know which one is suitable here. Does it mean"start to clean up", or"finish cleaning up"? And what does it mean as in "never get to know"?
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maryam63

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Hi hotapplepie
I suppose It means "I 've got no time or I have not enough time to clean up the mess I made"
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Hi! Everyone.
I would like to ask a meaning of a phrase, "get to", which is from a lyrics "Now I never never get to clean up the mess I made". I have looked up some dictionaries. It has several meanings, but I don't know which one is suitable here. Does it mean"start to clean up", or"finish cleaning up"? And what does it mean as in "never get to know"?
Thanks!
It's not exactly the same as "get to know". It's the same as "get around to doing something"; "reach the point where I start to do something".
 
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