“I just want to get the whole thing over with as soon as possible.”

English Lesson: I just want to get the whole thing over with as soon as possible.

You've been sued by one of your tenants, who says that you didn't make the repairs that you were supposed to on the house that she rents from you. You're annoyed that this is happening. You tell a friend about the situation and how you feel.

I just want to get the whole thing over with as soon as possible.

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as soon as possible

People use the phrase "as soon as possible" to talk about things that need to be done quickly:

Please call me back as soon as possible.

I need an answer as soon as possible.

When you use this phrase to talk about something that's not very urgent, people may think that you are being impatient.

Sometimes "as soon as possible" is shortened to the acronym "ASAP".

get (something) over with

The phrase "get ___ over with" means to finish something that's unpleasant or annoying.

I know you don't want to do it, but you might as well go ahead and get it over with.

the whole thing

You can use the phrase "the whole thing" to talk about an event or situation. For example, you could talk about a visit to a doctor's office:

The whole thing was over in about an hour.

Or you could talk about applying for a visa to move to another country:

The whole thing is so complicated!