get on top of somebody

get on top of (one)

To overwhelm one to a point of despair or powerlessness. 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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