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get someone over a barrel

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get someone over a barrel

verb phrase

To have someone in a helpless position: Okay, you got me over a barrel/ It may look like you got me over a barrel now (1930s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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