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get (one's) mitts on (something)

To acquire something or have something in one's possession. "Mitts" is a slang term for hands. I hear Johnny got his mitts on a bunch of new comic books—let's go check 'em out! We nearly got our mitts on the championship, but the referee disallowed our last goal.
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icy mitt

A rejection or dismissal, usually of a suitor. We had no chemistry on our date, so I had to give the icy mitt to him.
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get your mitts on

obtain possession of. informal
Mitt , an abbreviation of mitten , is an informal term for a person's hand that dates back to the late 19th century.
See also: get, mitt, on
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n. a hand. The kid’s got mitts on him like a gorilla.
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