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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.
See also: get
be (one's) for the asking
To be available for one to easily obtain or achieve. With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for jobs.
See also: ask
be (one's) for the taking
To be available for one to easily obtain or achieve. With your famous parents, any job is yours for the taking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for jobs. Our probable valedictorian has been pretty distracted lately, so I think the title is yours for the taking.
See also: taking
ours not to reason why
It is not someone's position or place to question or defy a situation, order, or the way things are done. Adapted from a line from Lord Alfred Tennyson's 1854 poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade," describing the British cavalry as they obeyed orders to ride+C1926 into certain death in the Crimean War. Originally phrased as "theirs not to reason why." As soldiers, we are trained to follow orders, ours not to reason why; after all, a soldier constantly second-guessing orders will not be very effective.