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hop to it

Definition of hop to it in English:

Begin a task quickly; get busy: I shall have the experience of snapping my fingers and having people hop to it
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  • The Bureau of Land Management hopped to it, fast-tracking gas-drilling permits across the Rocky Mountain West and developing an official policy to overcome ‘impediments’ to energy development.
  • I imagined he'd be there until after I was gone, but he hopped to it and found an apartment with a terrace and everything.
  • If you haven't read ‘The Metaphysical Club,’ a brilliant work of intellectual history that is also a captivating page-turner, hop to it.
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