get (something) (done)

This phrase means to pay someone to do something for you. Typical examples are:

  • getting your hair cut
  • getting your clothes dry cleaned
  • getting your oil changed
  • getting your nails done

Use one of these phrases whenever you're talking about one of these kinds of services:

Hey! Did you get your hair cut? It looks nice!

I always get my shirts cleaned at this great place on 35th Street.

(Talking about taxes) I'm getting them done by a real accountant this year. It's just too complicated to figure out on my own.

This phrase appears in these lessons: