get one's

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 one's

1. Get one's due punishment or reward, as in If they put off their schoolwork to go the ball game, sooner or later they'll get theirs , or The union members were prepared to go on strike; they were determined to get theirs. The punishment version is earlier, dating from about 1900.
2. Be killed, as in "He'd got his. I knew it by the way his head rolled in my hands" (Rudyard Kipling, Diversity of Creatures, 1913). This usage originated in the military. [c. 1900]
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