come over v.1
to trick, to cheat; to get the better of.
|Gul’s Horne-Booke C1: Care not for those coorse painted cloath rimes, made by ye University of Salerne, that come over you, with... sweete candied councell.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Gent.’s Mag. 1085: I lately came over him for a good round sum [F&H].|
|N.-Y. Eve. Post 17 Oct. 2/6: The counterfeit money and all they can prove, (said he to the marshall on going into court) I don’t care for, if they don’t come over me with some yankee trick.|
|Don Juan in London II 53: This ingenious youth he soon found was coming over his dear papa for a loan; pleading bad debts.|
|Mysteries of London II (2nd series) 31: That there sniggering feller come over us all in sich a vay vid his blessed insinivations, that we all thought him a perfect saint.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 7 Oct. 3/3: Don’t think to come over us with that blarney.|
|Dock Rats of N.Y. (2006) 95: The countryman looked the master of the ‘Nancy’ all over, winking knowingly, and said: ‘You cannot come that over me!’ ‘Come what over you?’ ‘Oh, I’m no fool! I know how you Yorkers work the trains.’.|
|Pleasant Jim 109: ‘Aw, hell, Sally,’ said the yegg, ‘don’t come that over me.’.|
SE in slang uses
(costermonger) to be very flashily dressed.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 87/1: Come over on a Welk (or Wilk) Stall (Coster satire). E.g., ‘Where did yer dad come from? Come over on a whilk-stall?’ This may be a folk-satire upon ‘Coming over with the Conqueror,’ or the ‘whelk’ may have that broad reference which was applicable to ‘He’s got ’em on’ – when first this satirically eulogistic phrase came out.|