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+)

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  • Get the jump on someone

    verb phrase To get the lead, or an advantage, esp by alert early moves: Never let the other guy get the jump on you (1912+)



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