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G

get (one's) goat

  • The Great Northern Railway (now a part of the BNSF Railroad) constructed a tunnel in the Cascades mountains in Washington in the early 1900s. The railroad set up construction camps at various locations along the line. Each camp had an adminstrative building with the Great Northern flag displayed out front. The logo for the GN railroad was the mountain goat, which was used in advertising, painted on freight and passenger cars, etc. In time, there developed competition between the camps for the best performance - most miles of track laid, bridges built, etc. From time to time, one camp would raid another and take their flag, which of course upset the camp that lost its flag with the goat logo. Thus the phrase "get my goat."
    The above explanation was sourced from the archives of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society.

    Last edited on Oct 07 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 07 2014.

verb

origin

  • "Get (one's) goat" began as American prison slang, which in turn came from an off-color joke. The joke: Men stranded on a desert island find a herd of goats. Being starved for love, they have sex with the female goats. This goes on day after day until one day a fight breaks out between two men. When asked to explain, one man points at the other and shouts angrily, "He's got my goat!" That's how the expression began.

    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jan 05 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 04 2013.

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H

hit

adjective

  • messy, trashy, or dilapidated.
    Their apartment was hit.
    • See more words with the same meaning: a mess.

    Last edited on Nov 04 1998. Submitted by Chris from Detroit, MI, USA on Nov 04 1998.

  • unattractive.
    That girl is so hit.
    Your girlfriend is hit.

    Last edited on May 25 1999. Submitted by karno from Morgantown, WV, USA on May 25 1999.

  • tired.
    I'm hit - I think I'll go take a nap.
    • See more words with the same meaning: tired.

    Last edited on Feb 20 2003. Submitted by Spencer from Jersey City, NJ, USA on Feb 20 2003.

  • screwed.
    Gary: Oh my god, this essay is due tomorrow and I haven't even started it yet.

    Brian: You're hit.

    Last edited on Jan 04 2013. Submitted by D'boy "Fromdatombs" from Springfield, MA 01108, USA on Jan 04 2013.

noun

  • a murder-for-hire; "contract killing".
    • See more words with the same meaning: to kill.

    Last edited on Mar 20 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

  • a single unit of an illegal drug.
    There's still a couple of hits left.
    Let me get a hit on dat.
    • See more words with the same meaning: drugs.

    Last edited on Apr 16 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

  • a single inhalation of marijuana smoke.
    Person A: Want to share a bowl?

    Person B: Just a hit will do for now, thanks.

    Last edited on Jul 24 2011. Submitted by Lurking Grue from University of South Carolina: General Information, 901 Sumter St # 207, Columbia, SC 29201, USA on Dec 25 2010.

verb - ambitransitive

verb - transitive

  • to rob.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to steal.

    Last edited on Aug 31 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

  • to go to. Also hit up.
    We're going to hit the club later.
    I think I'm going to hit the buffet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Citation from "The Inner Circle", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 23 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Fear", Wilfred (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                 

                                                                    

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar", Family Guy (TV), Season 2 Episode 8 (2000) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

  • to give something to someone.
                   

                              

    Citation from "Love, Bullets and Blacktop", Reaper (TV, 2007), Season 1 Episode 7 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                              

    Citation from "The Fight", Parks and Recreation (TV), Season 3 Episode 13 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

  • to partake.
    Can I hit that?
                                                                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Chapter 11", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 5 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

  • to perform a murder-for-hire; "perform a contract killing".

    Last edited on Mar 20 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 20 2010.

  • on a computer, to click with the mouse.
    Hit the "Subscribe" button to complete the confirmation process.

    Last edited on May 18 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 18 2010.

  • on a computer or other device, to press a button.
    Now hit the "Enter" key.
    Quick - hit the power button!

    Last edited on May 18 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 18 2010.

  • to contact.
                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Paper Planes", Kala (album), M.I.A. blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 01 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 01 2011.

notes

  • "hit" also has several non-slang meanings.

    Last edited on Mar 22 2010. Submitted by MosheGirl from Portland, OR, USA on Mar 20 2010.

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oxygen

noun - uncountable

  • an atmosphere, aura, the condition when someone is up for something.
    John: Hey Mark, would you like to come to the stadium today?

    Mark: Sorry, I hate football - it's not my oxygen.

    Last edited on Jan 04 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 04 2013.

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