I probably use these two phrases about nine hundred times a day.
Come on, put your socks on now. Hurry up, we’re waiting. Come on, let’s go. Hurry up!
Come on – used for telling someone to hurry.
Hurry up – telling someone to do something more quickly.
Come on and hurry up mean the same thing, and we often use them together in a sentence.
“Come on, hurry up, we’ll be late. We’ll miss the train. Come on, let’s go!”
But there is a slight difference. Hurry up suggests that you’re going to be late, maybe there is a time limit. Come on implies someone is waiting but there’s no time limit.
Other phrases that mean the same thing
- Step on it
- Get a move on
- Get a shift on
- Get your skates on
- Get a hustle on
- Get a wiggle on
- Chop chop
- Jump to it
- Snap to it
- What are you waiting for?
Do you know any more phrases like this? What do you say?