get physical

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get physical

Make physical contact, either forcefully or sexually. For example, Stop pushingthere's no need to get physical, or Thirteen is too young to get physical in that way. [Slang; second half of 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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