• You get down to brass tacks when you say, "it sounds good, but how much does it cost?"

    VOA: special.2010.05.16

  • So,if we get down to brass tacks, we can prevent ripoffs and bogus ways of earning money in that jungle out there.

    VOA: special.2010.05.16

  • To be successful, a person in business works hard and tries to get down to brass tacks.

    VOA: special.2010.05.16

  • I wanted to get down from that tree quickly.

    VOA: special.2009.11.15

  • Lieutenant Dan was alwaysgetting these funny feelings about a rock or a trailor the road, so he'd tell usto get down, shut up.

    VOA: standard.other

  • President Obama will get down to business soon after his arrival in Moscow.

    VOA: standard.2009.07.06

  • "There is a sense that when the political leaders arrive in the next few days, that they will be able to overcome some of the stumbling blocks, because I believe the leaders will be able to really grab this issue by the scruff of the neck and get down to the substance and bridge the remaining gaps,".

    VOA: standard.2009.12.17

  • If the lead climber were injured in a fall from any higher up, the belayer could not get him down.

    VOA: special.2009.12.09

  • "Get it down," he said. "Take chances.It may be bad, but that's the only way you can do anything good."

    VOA: special.2010.01.03

  • When you get tired from all that walking, there are more than nine thousand benches where you can sit down.

    VOA: special.2009.10.30

  • But before Lee could get there, Union troops -- thousands of them marched down the road below Jackson.

    VOA: special.2009.09.24

  • He learned to get light to go far enough down a glass fiber to pass on signals.

    VOA: special.2009.12.08

  • The train was slowing down as it came into the town of La Crosse where the three soldiers would get off the train.

    VOA: special.2009.12.12

  • This week,in New Zealand, crowds of girls even pushed his mother down to get near him.

    VOA: special.2010.04.30

  • They got this name from their political opponents, who charged that they were willing to burn down the barn to get rid of pro-slavery rats.

    VOA: special.2009.03.05

  • We don't want to get the Supreme Court into making fine distinctions about what is better than others, because that will lead us down a slippery slope.

    VOA: special.2011.07.04

  • The director may have said, "Calm down,now.Get your act together."

    VOA: special.2010.07.25

  • Sometimes,people may get caught with their pants down.

    VOA: special.2010.05.02

  • "They fall all over the Earth, not just Antarctica, but the best places for us to find them are the deserts because they don't get weathered and they don't break down as easily."

    VOA: special.2010.07.28

  • Calm down and get your work done."

    VOA: special.2009.01.11

  • And now since we have the information on the Internet at least in the United States of what the most popular names are, the percentage of kids who get them actually is going down because people are able to avoid them much more successfully than they did before."

    VOA: special.2009.07.06

  • "It's really standing firm and not letting those kinds of questions get you down because they are going to come."

    VOA: standard.2010.02.25

  • "It appears that cell contact and landline contact is either down or so busy that we definitely cannot get through.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.12

  • But at each end, they will get a nudge to tumble down - much like the Wall did two decades ago.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.09

  • Now what you want to do is lock down the materials so they can't get to them."

    VOA: standard.2010.08.06

  • One man wanted to know if California could get its hands on money from the president's stimulus package turned down by other states.

    VOA: standard.2009.03.19

  • He says every time the government tries to shut down the station, they get tip offs from the police force, allowing them to rally supporters.

    VOA: standard.2010.05.14

  • "All of the major bridges that cross the Swat River have all come down, which meant we have not been able to get to the worst affected areas."

    VOA: standard.2010.08.02

  • Gump, damn it, put me down. Get your ass out of here.

    VOA: standard.other

  • "It is always nice to get a little package on a Saturday but if it means not paying people properly or having to cut down, I will understand."

    VOA: standard.2010.04.13

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