Get Stuck Into Meaning
(Australia) To criticise someone; tell off; to get angry at; to attack.
Example: 1998, Gary McKay, In Good Company
After pulling our boat up the beach there wasnâ€™t much to do but collapse onto the sand and get stuck into some serious drinking.
2002, Gary Nash, The Tarasov Saga: From Russia through China to Australia, page 232,
But although some timber for the house was eventually delivered, he never got around to the building stage. â€˜Iâ€²ll hire some help and we'll get stuck into it,â€™ he would say, but the only thing he ever got stuck into was his vodka.
2005, David Else & Oliver Berry, Lonely Planet: England
If you really want to get stuck into a bit of archaeology, check out the Archaeological Resource Centre ...
Dinner's ready! Quick, get stuck into it!
2007, Kevin Brooks, The Road of the Dead, page 92,
She took a big slurp of wine, and then we all got stuck into the food.
2009, Robert Rankin, Retromancer, unnumbered page,
â€˜And get stuck into your breakfast, or I will be forced to relieve you of at least one of those splendid pork sausages.â€™
2011, Pippa de Bruyn, Keith Bain, Frommer's South Africa, unnumbered page,
Then get stuck into one of the char-grilled steaks, the sesame-encrusted tuna, or slow-cooked lamb shank.
Why are you getting stuck into me all of the sudden? I didn't do anything!
2003, Alasdair Duncan, Sushi Central, page 16,
My dadâ€²s getting stuck into me at the moment. He doesnâ€²t think my English is good enough.
2006, Kenneth Stanley Inglis, Whose ABC?: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1983-2006, page 157,
Discussion, as Jackson notes, was lively, â€˜with the union (through Cleary and Aarons) getting stuck into management and we getting stuck into themâ€™.
2009, James Roy, Town, Easyread Large Bold Edition, page 22,
Of course there are some kids who get stuck into him, and sometimes thatâ€²ll make him curl up like a poked snail. But they don't do that very much anymore, because most of the other kids get stuck into them when that happens.