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get it (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get it (2)

Meaning

to be punished by somebody

For example

  • As we took the money from Mum's purse, my brother said, "We'll really get it if she finds out."

  • "You're going to get it! Wait till I tell Dad!"
    "You'd better not! I'll hit you again if you do!"

Note:
Mostly used by children and teenagers

Quick Quiz

Jimmy said, "You're going to get it!" when he saw his brother

a. doing his homework

b. smoking a cigarette

c. cleaning his teeth

Contributor: Matt Errey