get a load of something/someone

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.”
See also: get, load, of, someone, something