Get someone down



verb phrase

To depress or annoy; miff: That constant whine gets me down (1930+)

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  • Get someone off

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  • Get someone off the hook

    verb phrase To aid someone in evading or preventing punishment, responsibility, etc: He falls for Ilona and winds up trying to get her off the hook (1864+)



  • 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+)

  • Get someone up

    verb phrase To inspire and energize someone, esp for a game, examination, or other ordeal; PSYCH someone UP: Steinbrenner thinks he can get the players up for games [1940s+; up in a similar sense, ”excited, vivacious,” is found by 1815]



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