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get the jump on

verb - transitive

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get the lead out

verb

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get the memo

verb

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get the message

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get the net

verb

  • Origin speculation: stems from net it out, or bottom line, refers to someone who doesn't understand what's happening. Also, pure speculation: as a pun, refers to the loony bin net that ought to be used on this person.
    Doris just doesn't get the net.
                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from Wayne's World (1992 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 17 2012. Submitted by Michael W. from Portland, OR, USA on Oct 20 1999.

  • to tell someone they are out of the loop and need to get information.
    That was so five minutes ago. Get the net!

    Last edited on Jul 26 2010. Submitted by Stephen F. from Jacksonville, FL, USA on Jul 26 2006.

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get the picture

verb

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get the pink slip

verb

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get the shaft

verb

  • to be taken advantage of; "screwed".
    I got the shaft on that business deal.

    Last edited on Nov 26 2010. Submitted by Katie Y. from Racine, WI, USA on Nov 18 2003.

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get the show on the road

verb

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get thin

verb

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