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get the business

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get the business

verb phrase

To be treated roughly; be punished or rebuked: When they found out his record he got the business (1940s+)


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