Get the can

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  • Get the drift

    verb phrase To see the tendency of discourse, esp what one is hinting at: And it won’t show up. Get my drift? [1927+; drift in this sense is found by 1549] Also, catch the drift. Understand the general meaning or purport. For example, I didn’t get the drift—do they want to go or not? or […]

  • Get the drop on someone

    verb phrase To get someone in an inferior or threatened position; seize the advantage: I got the drop on him with that question about oil (1869+)

  • Get thee to a nunnery

    Words from the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare; the advice Hamlet gives to Ophelia when he bids her live a life of celibacy.

  • Get the feel of

    Also, have the feel of. Become or be accustomed to or learn about; acquire skill in. For example, It took me a while to get the feel of the new car, or After a few months Jack had the feel of his new position. This idiom transfers the sense of touch to mental perception. [ […]

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