get your hands on someone

get your hands on someone

or

lay your hands on someone

INFORMAL
COMMON If you get your hands on someone who has done something wrong or lay your hands on them, you catch them and usually punish them. I'd like to get my hands on the person who did this. That's the most likely explanation, but we can't be sure until we lay our hands on the culprits.
See also: get, hand, on