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Difference between Get a life and Get life

get a life —(sl., usually imper.) stop worrying about petty things; find smth. useful or meaningful to do with oneself:

  • I wish Janet would get a life. She’s always complaining about nothing.

get lifebe sentenced to life imprisonment:

  • Shame on those who continue to campaign to grant him early parole…. Most killers get life in prison for premeditated murder.

See also: make a life for oneself / make a living for oneself.