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get over it

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get over it

Meaning

You can say this if someone's had a bad experience, but you think it's time they recovered.

For example

  • "They fired me for no reason. It wasn't fair!"
    "Get over it, will you! I'm sick of hearing about it."

  • "I still miss him so much. I just can't..."
    "Get over it, Rose! He left you, OK? Move on!"

Note:
WARNING! This expression can sound harsh and unsympathetic, so don't use it unless you're a near-fluent speaker and fully understand how it's used.

Quick Quiz

My friend said, "Get over it!" because I was

a. trying to cross the road

b. still upset about my phone

c. in hospital after an accident

Contributor: Matt Errey