What does it mean to say ( I’ll get right on it) if someone in a really terrible situation and being offered a help and he replied ( I ‘ll get right on it )

  • "I'll get right on it" is a sarcastic way of saying "I'm not going to do it." – Robusto Apr 28 at 14:41
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    Maybe he is on a rooftop during a flood, and someone is inviting him to get on a boat. – Conrado Apr 28 at 14:42
  • @Robusto If said sarcastically, yes. Just like any other phrase, it's possible to say this sarcastically or not, with opposite intended meanings. The phrase itself isn't inherently sarcastic, though. – Nuclear Wang Apr 28 at 14:52
  • @Nuclear: Yeah, but it's overwhelmingly used sarcastically, so much so that to use it straight is avoided by people who don't want to be misunderstood. – Robusto Apr 28 at 15:04

I'll get right on it is simply a way to say "I will do that as soon as possible." It just means that one will do a particular task promptly.

In your situation, if someone asked for help and someone said, "I'll get right on it." It means that they will try to get help as soon as possible for the person.

Also check https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/ if you're confused on these idioms.

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