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get one's

Slang definitions & phrases for get one's

get one's

verb phrase

  1. To get the punishment one deserves: Don't worry, he'll get his before this is all over (1910+)
  2. To become rich; get one's large share of worldly goods: She went into this business determined to get hers by the time she was thirty (1940s+)

[probably fr the notion of getting one's deserts]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with get one's

get one's

Get one's due punishment or reward, as in If they put off their schoolwork to go the ball game, sooner or later they'll get theirs, or The union members were prepared to go on strike; they were determined to get theirs. The punishment version is earlier, dating from about 1900.
Be killed, as in “He'd got his. I knew it by the way his head rolled in my hands” (Rudyard Kipling, Diversity of Creatures, 1913). This usage originated in the military. [ c. 1900 ]
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