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get

In addition to the idioms beginning with get, also see be (get) busted; come and get it; dip (get) one's toes into; early bird catches (gets) the worm; give as good as one gets; ground floor, get in on the; it takes getting used to; lay (get) one's hands on; marching orders, get one's; play hard to get; squeaky wheel gets the grease; tell someone where to get off; when the going gets tough; you get what you pay for. Also see under become; give; have.

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