1. make progress or continue with something, deal with a situation
stop complaining and just get on with it
'Get on' is a phrasal verb with a number of meanings that is used in both social and professional contexts. To get on can mean to make progress in a measurable or specific way. You can ask someone how they are getting on in order to get an update. To get on can also mean to continue with something particularly after being interrupted for a time. To get on in life or to get on in your career means to be successful. When talking about relationships you can use get on so you can say people are getting on very well or that two people don't get on with each other. In informal contexts to 'get on' can also mean to grow old.