Green’s Dictionary of Slang

come over v.2

[ext. of come v.3 ; var. on come on v.1 /come the... v.]

1. as come (the)...over, to act in a given manner, defined by the inserted n.

[UK]W.T. Moncrieff All at Coventry I ii: Yes, he’s coming the captain Queerman over me! and I must give him a smeller.
[UK]C.M. Westmacott Eng. Spy I 178: What coming Tip-street over us, hey, Dick?
[US]‘Ned Buntline’ G’hals of N.Y. 131: Oh, yer can’t come no such shyster game as that over me.
[US]J.H. Green Reformed Gambler 146: Zounds! I will have my money back, Bill! You and Green can’t come a swindle over me like that.
[US]Brudder Bones’s Stump Speeches 37: You can’t come no more ob you highfanuden European monkey shines ober us now.
[US]E. Eggleston Hoosier School-Master (1892) 153: You don’t come no gum games over me with your saft sodder and all that.
[US]W.H. Thomes Slaver’s Adventures 176: I’m true as steel, but I ain’t going to have no games come over me by the old man.
[UK]Henley & Stevenson Deacon Brodie II tab.IV viii: Don’t you get coming the nob over me, Mr. Deacon Brodie, or I’ll smash you.
[UK]J. Braine Room at the Top (1959) 52: I thought you were coming the Lady of the Mansion over me, that’s all.

2. as come over all..., to experience certain emotions; usu. with various modifiers, e.g. come over all queer, suddenly to feel physically unwell.

[UK]Guardian Sport 26 Mar. 12: I don’t want to come over all Michael Duberry here.

In phrases

come Vicksburg over (v.) [GAT: ‘5 gamblers had been lynched in Vicksburg, Miss. in 1835; reported in Niles’ Weekly Register, July 25, August 1, August 8’]

(US) to break up someone’s living quarters.

[US]Commercial Advertiser (N.Y.) 3 Sept. 2/2: The authorities in Boston have been ‘coming Vicksburgh’ over a lot of black legged gentlemen. By ‘coming Vicksburgh’ we don’t mean that they hanged them, but simply broke up their quarters.