get a life

get a life

Meaning | Synonyms

  • to stop wasting a lot of time in useless or boring or trivial works
  • to do something better or act responsibly
  • a way to ask someone to mind their own business or life
  • to advise someone to start living a better life
  • used to ask a boring person to do something exciting

Generally used as a taunt to stop wasting time or stop spending excessive time on something.

Example Sentences

  1. You are working over 100 hours a week, dude, get a life!
  2. Why do you always have to interrupt with whatever I do? Just get a life!
  3. What do you mean, not going to the party this week too? You really need to get a life.
  4. Get a life dude! How long are you planning to stay in your room playing games?
  5. Being hardworking is a great thing. But this is as if you are turning into a machine! Seriously, go get a life!
  6. Gian, you need to get a life and stop bullying kids around you.


The true origin of the phrase ‘Get a life’ is unknown. However, according to the records, the phrase came to use only in the late 20th century. The first noted usage of the phrase ‘get a life’ was in an article in 1983 Washington post, which went as quoted below:

“Gross me out, I mean, Valley Girl was, like, ohmigod, it was last year, fer sure! I mean, get a life! Say what?”

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Get a life is a kind of like describing someone who works almost 24/7 like a machine. Machines do not have an actual life so, to be human, you must get a life.

- Chenyi Zhu November 18, 2020

From where I come from this used to be a roast

- Abdullah March 30, 2019


- Sabrine March 21, 2019

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