get your hands on something

get your hands on something

or

lay your hands on something

INFORMAL
COMMON If you get your hands on something you want or need, or lay your hands on it, you succeed in obtaining it. How was he able to get his hands on that money so easily? People seem to be buying up everything they can lay their hands on.
See also: get, hand, on, something

get/lay your ˈhands on something

obtain something that you want or need very much: Do you know where I can get my hands on a Russian dictionary? I need to check a translation.I’d buy a new car if only I could lay my hands on the money.
See also: get, hand, lay, on, something