get over on (one)(redirected from got something over on)
get over on (one)
1. To fool or deceive one. He had a knack for getting over on his parents whenever they suspected him of using drugs.
2. To make one the victim of a prank, hoax, or scam. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "over," especially the word "one." Trust me, you won't be able to get anything over on Mike. He's as sharp as a tack. The con man spotted Jane from a mile away, and quickly figured out how he would get one over on her.
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