get a load of (someone or something)(redirected from get a load of him)
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get a load of (someone or something)
1. To observe, inspect, or look at someone or something of interest. Get a load of George over there. That dude knows how to dress! You'll stop doubting me once you get a load of how big her truck is.
2. Listen to what I'm about to say; listen to this. Always used as an imperative. Get a load of this—someone in the next town over won the lottery last week!
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get a load of someone or something
to get a good look at someone or something. Wow! Get a load of that car! Get a load of Mary!
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get a load of
Look at or listen to, as in Get a load of Mike feeding the baby, or Through those thin walls we really got a load of their fight. [Slang; early 1900s]
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get a load ofused to draw attention to someone or something. informal
1994 Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction It's legal to carry it, but…get a load of this, alright—if the cops stop you, it's illegal for them to search you.
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get a load of something or someone
tv. to look at someone or something. Get a load of the chrome on that set of wheels!
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get a load of
1. Slang To look at; notice.
2. To listen to: Get a load of this!
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get a load of something/someone
Look at/listen to that. This slangy verbal phrase dates from the 1920s. It is often put as an imperative to call attention to something or someone, as in “Get a load of this!” (Edmund Wilson, The Twenties, 1929). It is also put straightforwardly, as in “Just wait till Jane gets a load of your new car.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer