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Difference between Get on to something and Get on towards something

get on to something

1. get in touch with an office, etc., especially by telephone:

  • I must get on to the shop about the order that we’ve been waiting for.

2. begin to talk about smth.:

  • Do not dwell too much on small-talk; get on to the subject of your job search fairly quickly.

3. begin to understand smth.:

  • Although at first shorthand seemed difficult to me, I soon got on to it.

4. (Progressive Tense) be advancing towards a certain age, time, etc.:

  • It was getting on to evening and the sun was setting over the water.

get on towards something — = get on to something 4:

  • It was getting on towards evening and I think everyone was anxious to head for home.