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get (one's)

1. To receive the due punishment (for something) that one deserves. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll make sure they get theirs when the time is right. She cheated off me during the test? Oh, she'll get hers, alright!
2. To become wealthy or financially successful. After growing up in poverty, Jim was determined to get his no matter what it took.
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get something (for an amount of money)

to buy something for a certain amount of money. I got my car for only $1500. She got her dinner for a song.

get something

 and get it 
1. to receive punishment. Bill broke the window, and he's really going to get it. John got it for arriving late at school.
2. to receive the meaning of a joke; to understand a joke. John told a joke, but I didn't get it. Bob laughed very hard, but Mary didn't get it.

get

 on
1. to get along; to thrive. Well, how are you two getting on? We are getting on okay.
2. Go to get on something and get on (with someone).

get

/have (someone's) number
To determine or know someone's real character or motives.

get

/have the best of
To outdo or outwit; defeat: My opponent got the best of me in the debate.

get

/have the better of
To outdo or outwit; defeat.

get

/have the drop on
To achieve a distinct advantage over.

get

/have the worst of it
To suffer a defeat or disadvantage.

get

/lay (one's) hands on
To get possession of; acquire or obtain.

get

/put it all together Slang
To unify and harmonize one's resources so as to perform with maximal effectiveness.

get

/sink (one's) teeth into Slang
To be actively involved in; get a firm grasp of.
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References in classic literature ?
You think you have mastered it, but just as you get well underway in following, it turns a back-somersault and there you are.
They get through, and then the pattern strangles them off and turns them upside down, and makes their eyes white!
Besides, I don't want anybody to get that woman out at night but myself.
There are only two more days to get this paper off, and I believe John is beginning to notice.
She laughed and said she wouldn't mind doing it herself, but I must not get tired.
She tried to get me out of the room--it was too patent
If that woman does get out, and tries to get away, I can tie her!
But I am securely fastened now by my well-hidden rope--you don't get ME out in the road there!
I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard!
Mind you come up--the regular way--don't get blown up
All the ashes will get into it--there, now I think you're tidy enough
But, Lor' bless you, we gets into such rows all 'long the road, what wi' their pea- shooters, and long whips, and hollering, and upsetting every one as comes by, I'd a sight sooner carry one or two on 'em, sir, as I may be a-carryin' of you now, than a coach-load.
The Pats begin to hoora too, thinking it was a runaway; and first lot on 'em stands grinnin' and wavin' their old hats as we comes abreast on 'em; and then you'd ha' laughed to see how took aback and choking savage they looked, when they gets the peas a-stinging all over 'em.
If either you, or that unlucky lady, had questioned my daughter closely, and had insisted on her explaining what she really meant, you would have found her lose all her self-importance suddenly, and get vacant, and restless, and confused--you would have discovered that I am writing nothing here but the plain truth.
The point is to let them know that things do get better, using the examples of our own lives" (6).