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get (one)

1. verb To thoroughly understand one's convictions, opinions, or personality. He just gets me—I don't even have to say anything, and he knows exactly what I need. A: "Sorry, I probably worded that really poorly." B: "No, no—I get you. It just took me a second, that's all."
2. expression Look at one (typically so the speaker can mock them). Always used as an imperative. Get him! What is that ridiculous outfit he's got on? Get the dork over there with the bowl cut.
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get (one's)

1. To receive one's the punishment or retribution 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.
See also: get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get something (for an amount of money)

to buy something for a certain amount of money. I got my car for only $1500. She got her dinner for a song.

get something

 and get it 
1. to receive punishment. Bill broke the window, and he's really going to get it. John got it for arriving late at school.
2. to receive the meaning of a joke; to understand a joke. John told a joke, but I didn't get it. Bob laughed very hard, but Mary didn't get it.

get

 on
1. to get along; to thrive. Well, how are you two getting on? We are getting on okay.
2. Go to get on something and get on (with someone).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get

/have (someone's) number
To determine or know someone's real character or motives.

get

/have the best of
To outdo or outwit; defeat: My opponent got the best of me in the debate.

get

/have the better of
To outdo or outwit; defeat.

get

/have the drop on
To achieve a distinct advantage over.

get

/have the worst of it
To suffer a defeat or disadvantage.

get

/lay (one's) hands on
To get possession of; acquire or obtain.

get

/put it all together Slang
To unify and harmonize one's resources so as to perform with maximal effectiveness.

get

/sink (one's) teeth into Slang
To be actively involved in; get a firm grasp of.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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An' right there he finishes himself, for his bad thumb, which I've known since he first got it as a kid fightin' in the sandlot at Watts Tract--he smashes that thumb right there, on my hard head, back into the socket with an out-twist, an' all the old cords that'd never got strong gets theirs again.
"An' the way some of them women gets their shirtwaists.
Despite the setback, Dominguez and Tionko said the issuance of TINs will continue until every unregistered Pogo worker gets theirs.
Gemma Erica Carter said: "B37 we've had collections as normal luckily enough, hope everyone else gets theirs collected soon!" Steve Smith, of B25, added: "We've had our household waste emptied...
They really think you don't know that it's all about who gets theirs -- and who doesn't.
Don't you want your clients to see your alert well before your competition gets theirs out?
"It is unfair that patients in England are still paying prescription charges, let alone having to suffer another increase in price, when the rest of the UK now gets theirs free."
"They [rebels] get their weapons from Chad because of tribal ties and Chad gets theirs from Libya.
I'm not being cheap but we shouldn't be expected to go out and buy our own bins when everywhere else gets theirs supplied free.
Le says that he and his father, Raymond, who founded the business 23 years ago, have direct links to toy manufacturers in Japan and China, so they receive their merchandise when the rest of Asia gets theirs, giving them a two-year head start over their American competitors.
"They have the attitude of 'I've got my house, I don't care if anyone else gets theirs. In fact, I don't want them to get theirs,'" he continues.
And then there are parents like my mother and I who sob throughout because, despite the hard seats and high temperature, the mobile phones going off, the full details of the football team's triumphs and successful school trips, the eulogies to members of staff who are about to leave, there is something so moving about bright-eyed, slightly apprehensive young people looking up into the face of the guest and saying thank you as the prize is handed over, and then clapping so seriously when everyone else gets theirs.