get/put one over on somebody/something

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get one over on (one)

To fool or deceive one; to make one the victim of a prank or hoax. I'm not as naïve as I once was, so you won't be getting one over on me again! The con man spotted Jane from a mile away, and quickly figured out how he would get one over on her.
See also: get, on, one, over

put one over on (one)

To fool or deceive someone; to make someone the victim of a prank or hoax. I'm not as naïve as I once was, so you won't be putting one over on me again! The conman spotted Jane from a mile away, and quickly figured out how he would put one over on her.
See also: on, one, over, put

put one over on

deceive someone into accepting something false. informal
See also: on, one, over, put

get/put one ˈover on somebody/something

(informal) get an advantage over somebody/something: I’m not going to let them get one over on me!Don’t believe a word he says. He’s just trying to put one over on you.
See also: get, on, one, over, put, somebody, something