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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  22/MAI/2009 7:58 PM
Assunto:  Get a groove on
 
Mensagem:  to get one's groove on = to relax, enjoy oneself, become attractive to the opposite sex
I would expect people of 30 or younger to use this expression.  Yes, and it's currently used.

"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" (I hope I have the title right) is a movie made about ten years ago.  It's about an older woman on vacation who falls in love with a younger man.  As you can see, the expression has many definitions totally unrelated to music. 

to be groovey = to be wonderful, fantastic, cool, etc.  The expression is at least 40 years old, probably older.  Currently, I'd say that this expression is old fashioned, no longer in vogue.

Possibly the word came from "the grooves" of a record where sounds are recorded. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Get a groove on  –  Thiago  22/MAI/2009, 3:07 PM
Get a groove on  –  Breckenfeld  22/MAI/2009, 3:36 PM
Get a groove on  –  PPAULO  22/MAI/2009, 6:57 PM
 Get a groove on  –  Dale-CR  22/MAI/2009, 7:58 PM

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