Get back at

Take revenge on, as in Watch out for Peter; he’s sure to get back at you. Similarly, get one’s own back means simply “get revenge,” as in She finally saw a chance to get her own back. The first expression dates from the late 1800s, the second from the early 1900s.


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  • Get back to

    see: get back , def. 1.

  • Get behind

    verb phrase verb phrase To support or advocate a person, cause, etc; push: If we all get behind the amendment, it’ll pass (1903+) 1. See fall behind 2. Support someone or something; also, help to promote someone or something. For example, We must find as many workers as we can to get behind the union. […]

  • Get bent

    interjection An exclamation of scorn and dismissal; drop dead, get a life, go fuck yourself, go to hell (1980s+ Students)

  • Get better

    Improve; recover one’s health. For example, I just started studying Japanese, and I hope to get better soon , or The doctor said I could expect to get better within a couple of days . Also see get well

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