To have / get something done means that someone does something for you. ... Here are more examples: “I need to get my hair cut soon.” ...

I can understand what the above text means. but there are somethings like:


Have you ever wanted to get something done but you can't seem to finish? Maybe you just have a lack of motivation, or maybe distractions are getting the better of you.

I guess in the above context "to get something done" has a different meaning. Am I right or not?

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    Possible duplicate of What is the meaning of "To get things done"? – userr2684291 Mar 10 '18 at 13:50
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    "To get something done" does not necessarily mean that someone else does something for you. I'll get the dishes done tonight does not mean: I will get someone to wash them, although, you could. I suppose it's an idiomatic way of saying I'll wash the dishes (by whatever means necessary). But to have something done means what you said. – Bahram Mar 11 '18 at 8:07

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