(Let’s) get a move on!

let's get a move on

Notice the different pronunciation of the “t” in “let’s” and the “t” in “get”. In “let’s” we use a glottal stop, down in the same place you make a /h/, so the tongue can more easily be ready for the /s/. However, after “get”, we have a vowel here, so we need a clear /t/ sound made with the front of the tongue.

“Get a move on” means “Hurry up”, or “be quick”.

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