get on top of somebody

get on top of (one)

To overwhelm one to the point that one wants to avoid the the thing or situation. If you don't do your homework now, it will get on top of you later. I don't know what I'm going to do—the credit card bills have just gotten on top of me.
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get on ˈtop of somebody

(of a problem, too much work, etc.) make somebody feel very worried or depressed: She’s letting things get on top of her at work.
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