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Is this a grammatical sentence? Is it idiomatic for "Let's go?"

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It's colloquial, and might often be spelled, "Let's git," to reflect the pronunciation. It would be short for "Let's get going" or, as you suggest, "Let's go."

It isn't grammatical in and of itself because "to get" requires an object.

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Git can also be used in the sense of scram (to depart in a hurry; to flee), so "Let's git" would have a connotation of immediate, rapid departure. –  Hellion Jul 26 '12 at 18:23
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I'm not sure you necessarily have to postulate any particular word or phrase elided after "Let's git!". Does plain "Go!" have to be seen as short for "Go away [from me]!", for example? But personally I usually imagine this one as being "Let's git/get the hell outta here!". –  FumbleFingers Jul 26 '12 at 19:42

To "get" in English can be used to mean "to go", but usually in the sense that someone would shout "get!" to you-- "get" being short for "get lost".

So with that in mind, "let's get" could be interpreted as "let's get lost" which in turn could mean "let's go". But, it's definitely a slang sentence and not a complete one, and I've never seen the phrase used in that sense. Where did you encounter it?

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Might "Get!" stand for "Get going!" as JAM suggests? –  bib Jul 26 '12 at 17:13
    
i am scoring neurospsychological testing. –  Pam Jul 26 '12 at 17:13
    
Wow, ok. Yes, I think JAM is also right. –  Jesse M Jul 26 '12 at 17:26

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