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get the goods on someone

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get the goods on someone

verb phrase

To find or collect decisive evidence against: ''Why did you ask me to hire a private detective?'' ...'' To get the goods on him'' (1913+)

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