Green’s Dictionary of Slang

get v.

also git

1. in senses of movement.

(a) to start, to commence, with an implication of urgency, e.g. ‘get moving’, ‘get walking’ etc.

[US]Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 29 Jan. 2/4: A saloonkeeper [...] offered to bet five dollars that he could make [the mule] ‘git’.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 7 Mar. 13/2: Well, what with two summonses for ’sault; a warrant out for me on the vag.; and two ’filiation orders overdoo, it’s about time I got.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 18 Apr. 9/3: Tommy Hudson is also here doing big business; Emelie Melville still in Calcutta, and ‘yours truly’ off to Persia as soon as the camp disperses […] We were wanting to dodge the hot weather and ‘get’ before May.
[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 14 Jan. 6/6: After shouting twice (pulling out a roll of notes to pay for the drinks) he said, ‘let’s get’.
[UK]Marvel XV:377 Jan. 6: Now is the time for you to ‘get.’ See? You jump ashore.
[Aus]Truth (Perth) 22 Apr. 7/4: The name she calls the servant / When she told her for to get / They were not for publication .
[NZ]Truth (Wellington) 22 May 7: She coyly replied [...] ‘If you don’t like it you can --- well lump it,’ and then invited him to ‘git’.
[Aus]R.D. Doughty diary 18 July [Internet] Orders to hand at 11 a.m. to ‘get’. ‘Got’ at 2 p.m.
[US]J. Wambaugh Secrets of Harry Bright (1986) 389: ‘We gotta git!’ Maybelle squeaked.

(b) (orig. US) to go away; esp. as get! excl.

[US] ‘Joe Bowers’ in Bryant’s Songs from Dixie’s Land 26: I had such wolfish feelings [...] But the thoughts of my dear Sally soon made them feelins git.
[US] ‘A Trip to Salmon’ in Lingenfelter et al. Songs of the Amer. West (1968) 119: You had better git, you Californian bummer.
[US]Graceville Transcript 25 Aug. n.p.: He presented a cocked revolver and told them to get, and they got [DA].
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 29 Aug. 6/4: Alack! Val. Brown, for Fortune’s frown – / You now have got to ‘git’.
[US]Brandon Union (VT) 4 Nov. 1/6: ‘Git!’ and John Smith ‘gits’, accompanied by one of his inquisitors.
[Aus]‘Rolf Boldrewood’ Robbery Under Arms (1922) 236: So the muchacha went back on yer — snakes alive! [...] I reckon you’re bound to git.
[US]C.F. Lummis A New Mexico David 93: We’ve agreed to give yo’ one hour to git.
[UK]Marvel XV:377 Jan. 6: Now is the time for you to ‘get.’ See? You jump ashore [...] make your way to London.
[Aus]W.A. Sun. Times (Perth) 1 Dec. 1/1: ‘John’ promptly appropriated the £10 given to the girl to ‘get’ with.
[US]Monroe City Democrat (MO) 10 July 7/2: They were told to git and they got.
[UK]‘New Church’ Times 22 May (2006) 75/1: Some citizen of Wipers who stood not on the order of his going, but got.
[US]J. Spenser Limey 29: You can git. Don’t try any tricks.
[Aus]D. Niland Call Me When the Cross Turns Over (1958) 75: She can get!
[US]J. Thompson Pop. 1280 in Four Novels (1983) 387: Are you gonna get or not?
[US]A. Rodriguez Spidertown (1994) 98: The he remembered Cristalena [...] sitting like a a weeping saint figure, a dark silhouette of silent suffering. [...] ‘I gotta get,’ he said.

2. in senses meaning to attack, lit. or fig., physically or verbally.

(a) to trick, to cheat, to victimize.

[US]B.H. Hall College Words (rev. edn) 232: got. [...] when a student or any one else has been cheated or taken in, it is customary to say, he was got.
[US]Lantern (N.O.) 22 Sept. 4: That’s where you got us, darling.
[US]B. Fisher A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 152: Oh, stung! They got me! They set me back! I was clipped for a hundred!
[US]M. Glass Potash and Perlmutter 17: He’s got us, Barney. Louis Grossman’s got us and no mistake.
[UK]Film Fun 24 Apr. 20: The cry of the hearty filberts was: ‘We’ve got ’em!’.
[US]Golden 23 Oct. 1: You can’t get me, I’m down and you’re out! [...] We’re up to your tricks and ours too.
[US]C. Himes ‘Let Me at the Enemy’ Coll. Stories (1990) 36: If’n it hadn’t been for him puttin’ all them fancy ideas in my queen’s head he never woulda got me.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Boys from Binjiwunyawunya 313: I got the big mug for a thousand dollars.

(b) to surpass.

[US]M. Thompson Hoosier Mosaics 39: Yes, sir, he’s got me! He’s about three lengths ahead o’ me, as these boss fellers says, an’ I don’t know but what I’m distanced.

(c) to succeed in killing for retribution, to ‘do for’.

[US]F. Francis Jr Saddle and Mocassin 138: They’ll get you one of these days, Colonel, when you are driving around in your wagon.
[US]A.H. Lewis Boss 314: I’ll do him before I’m through! [...] I’ll get him, if I have to go wit’ him!
[US]S.F. Bulletin Nov. q. in Black (1926) 322: I told Black several days ago that I would protect myself and ‘get’ him if he tried to ‘get’ me.
[US]C. McKay Home to Harlem 75: I been very much thinking that Nije Gridley done git you.
[US]R. Chandler ‘Spanish Blood’ in Spanish Blood (1946) 16: Well . . . they got him, Sam. They got him at last.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 179: From the way they eyed me, I knew they all meant to get me, now or five minutes from now.
[US]J. Thompson Savage Night (1991) 30: If they didn’t get me in one place, they’d do it in another.
[US]H. Rap Brown Die Nigger Die! 66: I make it very clear that if you get me, I’m gonna get me somebody.
[Aus]M.B. ‘Chopper’ Read Chopper From The Inside 16: If they ever get me, it will be in the back.
[US]C. Cook Robbers (2001) 101: We gonna get ’em, he said, voice cracking [...] Ain’t never gonna make the jail.
Headie One ‘Know Better’ [lyrics] Next day shh got-got by shh (Bow) / Gang done got down two this week; that's shh and shh / They should know better.

(d) to get even with, to take vengeance on, e.g. I’ll get you, just you wait and see.

[US]E. Lee Prison, Camp and Pulpit 136: He asked me if I would go out with him in the streets and get the men who had attacked him.
[US]J. Fox Jr ‘The Passing of Abraham Shivers’ Hell Fer Sartain and Other Stories n.p.: The boys was a-goin’ up the river one night to git ole Dave Hall fer trickin’ Rosie Branham into evil.
[US]Day Book (Chicago) 22 July 2/1: They both pointed to the recent announcement of County Judge Owens to ‘get’ Ald. Kenna.
[US]S. Lewis Babbitt (1974) 115: I’m going to get those guys, one of these days.
[US](con. 1900s–10s) Dos Passos 42nd Parallel in USA (1966) 325: He got pretty blue and said he guessed the bosses’d get him soon.
[US]H. Roth Call It Sleep (1977) 277: ‘Now I’ll get you! [...] Now I’ll get you!’ And David knew they were doomed.
[US]H. Simmons Corner Boy 213: Don’t nobody care but the D.A. and Trashwagon and all those studs out to get me.
[UK]P. Willmott Adolescent Boys of East London (1969) 152: My mates said, ‘You going to get him?’ sort of thing. So of course I said ‘Yes, if I see him’.
[Can]R. Caron Go-Boy! 83: I’ll get you good this time, you red-neck bastard!
[UK]R. Dahl Twits (1982) 42: ‘I’ll get you for this!’ shouted Mrs Twit.
[UK] in R. Graef Living Dangerously 97: If they cut you and don’t kill you, they’ll be hunted until you get them.
[US]G. Pelecanos Shame the Devil 243: This sonofabitch comes around we’re gonna get him. Right?

(e) to have sexual intercourse.

[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) I 116: Fred returned and I had difficulties in getting her often.
[UK]Lustful Memoirs of a Young and Passionated Girl 17–18: Hay was getting all he wanted of the girl and her mother found it out and she put up the job on him.
[US]Dos Passos Manhattan Transfer 114: That’s the kid gits me for the askin any night.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 88: anal intercourse [...] get one (‘Hon, I’m not out to get nobody... I’m the one who wants to get gotten!’).
[Aus]D. Ireland Burn 50: I can’t tell about the farmer’s wife I did get, proper slut.
[US]A.N. LeBlanc Random Family 315: Comments like When I’m gonna get that? and When can I slap on that?

(f) (also get a body) to kill, to wound.

[US]C.E. Mulford Bar-20 iii: The man who had fired the shot was dead. Buck got him immediately after he had shot Johnny.
[UK]‘Ian Hay’ First Hundred Thousand (1918) 202: Their snipers go potting away all night, but they don’t often get anybody.
[US]F. Borden ‘Guns of Gangland’ Gangster Stories Dec. [Internet] Give me a hand here quick — they ‘got’ Eddie —.
[US]‘Maxwell Grant’ ‘Murder Marsh’ in Shadow Oct. [Internet] ‘We was to hear from him later. We didn’t.’ ‘You mean Culeth got him?’ ‘That’s the way it looked.’.
[US]H. McCoy Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 96: ‘So they got Toko,’ he said.
[US]Lerner et al. Dict. of Today’s Words 77: Get a body – to kill someone.
[US]G. Pelecanos Way Home (2009) 233: Whoever did it [i.e. a murder] needs to be got.

(g) to corner someone, to get hold of, to track down.

[UK]Boy’s Own Paper 10 Nov. 82: I rather think we’ve got you just where we want you, now.
[US]G. Bronson-Howard Enemy to Society 274: Never mind the mistake, bo! — I got you now, Mister Steve Adams.
[US]F. Packard Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1918) 29: ‘I’ll get the man that did this,’ gritted Jimmie Dale between his teeth. ‘I’ll get him!’.
[US]Phila. Eve. Bulletin 5 Oct. 40/4: Here are a few more terms and definitions from the ‘Racket’ vocabulary: [...] ‘get,’ to capture.
[UK]P. Cheyney Don’t Get Me Wrong (1956) 109: We got him once [...] on a carryin’ concealed weapons charge.
[US]J. Thompson Criminal (1993) 106: I sure hope you git him.
[US]B. Hecht Gaily, Gaily 96: I’m going to get Teddy Shedd [...] That murdering little squirt will go to trial with a broken jaw and an ear missing.
[US]E. Bunker No Beast So Fierce 277: They won’t get you. I don’t think they know who you are.
[US]R. Campbell In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 32: Take it easy Mr. Tillman [...] We’re not out to get you.

(h) to attack, to hit.

[US]F.M. Thrasher Gang in Yablonsky (1962) n.p.: They used to ‘get’ the ‘niggers’ as they came from the stock yards at Forty-seventh and Racine.
[UK]P. Closterman (trans.) Big Show 37: I bellowed my joy into the radio [...] ‘I got one, I got one! Jesus, I got one of them!
[UK]W. Hall Long and the Short and the Tall Act I: Good old Taff! Show us your leek! Get him!
[US]E. De Roo Big Rumble 52: ‘Get the bastard!’ he heard one say. ‘Waste him!’ another said.
[UK]P. Theroux Picture Palace 119: Another muttered, ‘Get him’.
[UK]T. Wilkinson Down and Out 61: I’ll still get you, you black bastard.
[US]E. Bunker Mr Blue 379: I dunno who got him. He doesn’t seem to be hurt bad.

(i) to tease, to make someone look foolish.

[UK]J. Poller Reach 45: Don’t worry. We’ll get this fuck.
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 31: Alv’s been got good with that gag.

3. to eat a meal.

‘J.S. Winter’ Mere Luck Ch. i: Here, get your dinner, my lad.

4. to be punished, to get one’s deserts [abbr. SE get one’s deserts].

[US](con. 1905–25) E.H. Sutherland Professional Thief (1956) 19: Did you hear what Jerry Myers got?

5. (also get on to) to notice, to look at; usu. as derog. imper., e.g. get her!

[NZ]N.Z. Truth 31 Jan. 2/8: Do you get the twist and twirl [...] going down the other Peggy Pryde (the other side) of the frog and toad.
[US]T.A. Dorgan in Zwilling TAD Lex. (1993) 54: Did you get that manager with the trick coat — looks like a million.
[US](con. 1899) E.S. O’Reilly Roving and Fighting 7: Groups of soldiers greeted us [...] with sarcastic humor. ‘Look at the Johnny-come-latelies!’ ‘Get on to the guy with the high-water pants!’.
[Aus]D. Stivens Tramp and Other Stories 83: ‘Did you get that stink?’ ‘I got it,’ the other said.
[US]B. Schulberg Harder They Fall (1971) 92: Get him, get him! [...] What are ya, a goddam primmer-donner?
[US]B. Schulberg On the Waterfront (1964) 99: Jesus, get the talking machine.
[Aus]A. Seymour One Day of the Year (1977) II ii: wacka: Get the walk, will ya? Get the walk on it! mum: Cocky? Look at him!
[US]E. Torres Carlito’s Way 2: Get that Po’ Rican!
[UK]N. Griffiths Sheepshagger 59: Danny and LLŷr do the ‘woooo, get him’ noises and Ianto laughs.

6. (US) to perceive.

[US]H. Gold Man Who Was Not With It (1965) 107: I don’t get him as a thief at all [...] It’s the habit that did it.

7. (US black) to meet, to make contact with.

[US]A. Heckerling Clueless [film script] I’ll get you after school.
[US]P. Beatty Tuff 252: ‘Winston [...] About that twenty?’ ‘I’ll get you tomorrow. Come by the crib.’.

In exclamations

get her! (also get him!) [orig. camp gay, ‘her’ being someone acting exceptionally affectedly, but now general use]

an excl. of derision, mockery (both affectionate and otherwise).

[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 21: Get her!
[UK]Galton & Simpson ‘The Picnic’ Hancock’s Half-Hour [Radio script] Ooh blimey, get him!
[US]‘Lou Rand’ Gay Detective (2003) 19: A heavy voice mimicked: ‘“Please, sir, do hold still.” Get her!’.
[US]M. Rumaker Exit 3 and Other Stories 28: ‘Get him!’ said one of the soldiers.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 95: get her (exclam, dated, ’40s) command to take a gander at someone who is trying his damndest to be charming and witty but winding up a fiasco. Equivalent to “who does he think he is?” get her bar tavern frequented by gossipy homosexuals who tend to live in the past.
[US]K. Vacha Quiet Fire 174: It was very common to use words like ‘camp,’ ‘trade,’ or ‘Get her!’.
[UK]Observer Mag. 12 Sept. 94: I was like ‘Get her!’ And the waiter said, ‘The lady of the moment.’ I was loving it.
get this! (also get that!)

now listen! take note! this is amazing!

[US]‘Armitage Traill’ Scarface Ch. i: You’re not seein’ Al any more. Get that, bab.
[US]R. Chandler ‘Goldfish’ Red Wind (1946) 149: ‘Beginning to get to you, eh?’ she said. ‘Well get this. Peeler Mardo is rooming at my house.’.
[UK]G. Kersh Fowlers End (2001) 234: Before he got into his big car, he shouted: ‘And I hate the thought of bloody worms. Get that for a start!’.
[UK]B. Reckord Skyvers I ii: Get this thickie: they don’t teach nothing that’s any good to us.
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 206: But get this!
[US]C. Hiaasen Lucky You 212: ‘Get this,’ she said. ‘We’re in the hot-air balloon, the yellow one from before, and all of a sudden you’re asking for half the lottery money.’.
get you!

a teasing, mocking phr., used to deflate someone who is seen as showing off, overdressing etc; thus get me!, teasing oneself; the tone is usu. stereotypically effeminate/homosexual.

[US]Ade Knocking the Neighbors 129: ‘Get me!’ said Wilbur’s wife, dropping wearily to a Divan in the Style of Louis Quatorze.
[US](con. 1944) J.H. Burns Gallery (1948) 137: Well, get you, Mabel, the first British sergeant tittered.
[US]‘Swasarnt Nerf’ et al. Gay Girl’s Guide 10: get you!: Who do you think you’re kidding! (‘Get . . .’ is used in an infinite number of phrases).
[UK]J. Osborne Epitaph for George Dillon Act II: Get us with our intellectual sets on! And we’re not even tight.
[UK]J. Gielgud letter 20 Jan. in Mangan John Gielgud’s Letters (2004) 223: Turned down 25,000 dollars to do Potting Shed on TV [...] Get me!
[UK]F. Norman in Encounter n.d. in Norman’s London (1969) 64: Get you, darling, all done up in drag, anyone would think you were a palone.
[UK]R. Cook Crust on its Uppers 26: Get you, dearie!
[US]Maledicta II:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 120: ‘Get you, Mary’ (the use of proper names in camp slang), and studies of poufs and dykes and aunties and chickens and flashers and leather queens and other denizens of the sexual subcultures.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 119: She did a fish mouth, and her eyes lengthened. ‘Get you. Aren’t you the one.’.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

getabit (n.)

a thief.

[UK]Sporting Times 24 Mar. 1/2: As old Fogo, the veteran fob-diver, dashed up a blind alley off Drury Lane, he ran into and nearly capsized a more youthful get-a-bit.
[UK]‘Doss Chiderdoss’ ‘No Separation’ Sporting Times 3 Jan. 1/3: Tongues were busy in that ancient and accepted rub-a-dub / Hight the ‘Slate and Pencil,’ home of getabits.
get-’em-up (adj.) (also git-’em-up) [i.e. his demand get your hands up!]

describing armed robbers, pertaining to hold-up with a gun.

[US]Collier’s 3 Dec. 9: Dancing Dan is one of the best lone-hand git-’em-up guys in the world [HDAS].
[US]D. Runyon ‘A Job for the Macarone’ in Runyon on Broadway (1954) 692: These git-’em-up characters.
get-high (n.) [see under high adj.1 ]

1. (US black, also git-high) any form of drug.

[US]N. Heard House of Slammers 73: Not only do we have pot, but any other kinda ‘git-high’ you want.
[US]R. Shell Iced 223: Can’t celebrate the Nation’s Birthday without some get-high!!!
[US]G. Pelecanos Night Gardener 208: Drinking champagne and smoking a little get-high.

2. (US drugs) a drug user’s equipment.

[US]T.R. Houser Central Sl. 25: get high A hype outfit. A hype kit.

In phrases

get... (v.)

1. see also separate entries.

2. see also under relevant n. or adj.

get across (v.)

1. to irritate, to annoy.

[Aus]E. Dyson ‘On a Bender’ in Benno and Some of the Push 75: Then fer an orful moment he’d sorter totter on the brink iv gettin’ across them.
[UK]C. Holme Lonely Plough (1931) 113: I came down in the car for fear you got across with him. He was a bit above himself to-night.
[UK]M. Frayn Now You Know 101: I know you and she slightly got across each other in the restaurant.

2. (US black) to succeed.

[US]F. Packard Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1918) II xii: Turn down that gas jet a little! You’ve got across with it so far — but you can’t stand a searchlight.
[US]Z.N. Hurston ‘Story in Harlem Sl.’ in Novels and Stories (1995) 1002: The way he figured it after the peep was that he had plenty to get across and maybe do a little more cruising besides.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 239: get across 1. Succeed in life.

3. to seduce.

[UK]K. Waterhouse Jubb (1966) 49: Little Sally Frost. Christ I must get across that one again.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 239: get across [...] 3. Talk seductively and persuasively to a member of the opposite sex. 4. Get one to agree to sexual relations.
[Ire](con. 1930s) L. Redmond Emerald Square 340: This was what Kelly [...] had had in Dolphins Barn, when he had got across Eileen Og.

4. to acquire status.

[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 239: get across [...] 2. Acquire status.
get among(st) it (v.) (Aus.)

1. to make a large amount of money.

[Aus]D. Stivens Jimmy Brockett 49: He didn’t dress as though he was getting among it and the furniture he’d put in the house where he and Lil, his wife, lived, wasn’t a patch on mine.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 85: get amongst it Enjoy engagement, usually sexual, but can be a booze session or making money.

2. to seduce a woman.

see sense 1.
get ’em (v.) (also get them, have them) [them are the shakes, the n. (1)]

1. to suffer delirium tremens.

[Aus]Dead Bird (Sydney) 9 Nov. 2/2: Two more thought they had ‘em again, and [...] swore by all that was good that they would never again taste or touch liquor of any kind.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 10 Mar. 28/2: Thomas seemed to be astounded and commenced to caress her [...], but the lady would have none of him, and declared that he was ‘in the horrors.’ True enough, the tragedy was only another version of ‘got ’em again.’.

2. to be mad.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 460/1: since ca. 1910.

3. to be frightened.

[UK](con. 1914–18) Brophy & Partridge Songs and Sl. of the British Soldier.
get me? [SE colloq. get, to understand]

(orig. black) a phr. meaning you understand? often used as an all-purpose phr. to punctuate sentences.

[TAD Indoor Sports 27 Aug. [synd. cartoon] Yo know me Al. Yo might as well be dead as out ob style — Get me bo. Get me].
[UK]Dizzee Rascal in Vice Mag. at [Internet] Everyone’s got the tendency to do bad things, getme, but we’re doing it the legal way as well. [...] Everything has a positive and negative effect, getme?
get money at the best (v.)

see under best v.

get one (v.) [‘one’ is a fit]

to lose emotional control.

[US](con. 1910s) J.T. Farrell Young Lonigan in Studs Lonigan (1936) 29: Wouldn’t she get one if she saw us in here smokin’!
get one at it (v.)

see under it n.1

get one over (on) (v.)

see under one n.1

get one’s (v.) (also have one’s)

1. (orig. US) to suffer in some way.

[US]C.L. Cullen Tales of the Ex-Tanks 350: Well, I got mine, there and then [...] and I got it right.
[US]B. Fisher A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 7: I gotta tell the old lady and then I’ll get mine.
[UK]D. Lowrie My Life out of Prison 78: The next time you start up a business without permission you’ll get yours, and get it good and plenty.
[US]C.J. Daly ‘The False Burton Combs’ in Ruhm Hard-Boiled Detective (1977) 21: ‘Here’s where you stop,’ he growled, ‘and here’s where you get yours [...] the killing of a rat like you is the only business I’ve got on the moors this night.’.
[UK]Dundee Courier 8 Oct. 11/6: Now don’t you high-hat me, or you’ll get yours too.
[US]D. Fuchs Low Company 29: Peggy told them to go to hell and lay off or they’d get theirs. So they got sore.
[Aus]Sydney Morn. Herald 11 Dec. 7/3: The individual ‘got his’.
[US]I. Shulman Amboy Dukes 29: You’ll get yours!
[US]Kramer & Karr Teen-Age Gangs 19: Maybe the fat slob’ll get his.
[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 196: I reckon he’s had his too.
[US]P. Crump Burn, Killer, Burn! 135: Some day you’re going to get yours.
[UK]G.F. Newman You Flash Bastard 242: If you got involved with felons, looking to earn a nice few quid [...] then you had to take your chances. If that meant the payoff was getting yours, well too bad.
[UK]N. ‘Razor’ Smith A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 259: The Norwood gang finally got theirs one Sunday night in 1982.

2. (orig. US) to be killed, to die, usu. by accident or through violence.

[US]W.M. Raine Bucky O’Connor (1910) 244: They figured to make a clean job and bump off York, too. From what York says Leroy has got his.
[US]J. London Smoke Bellew (1926) 92: Oh, you’ll get yours as soon as I finish with your pardner, you little hog-wallopin’ snooper, you.
[US]F. Packard Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1918) I ii: Metzer got his early in de afternoon — see?
[US]D. Hammett ‘Nightmare Town’ in Nightmare Town (2001) 33: Harker — another doctor, who got his last week.
[UK]P. MacDonald (con. WW1) Patrol 3: ‘Muriel’s got his [...] clean through left lung’ .
[US]J. Spenser Limey 22: He ‘got his’ during [...] a hold-up.
[Aus]Howard ‘Heat’ in Mann Coast to Coast 132: ‘Well, he’s got his,’ he said indifferently.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 101: I saw the kissers of most all those good-natured sporty guys in the papers [...] they all got theirs sooner or later.
[US]S. Bellow Henderson The Rain King 184: That big Henderson finally got his [...] He probably bullied some natives and they stabbed him.
[US]J. Thompson ‘Forever After’ in Fireworks (1988) 51: Let him get one last look before he gets his.
[Ire]J. Morrow Confessions of Proinsias O’Toole 65: They sometimes manage to snatch a tit-bit through the door or window – that’s how the beagles got theirs.
[UK]I. Welsh Trainspotting 82: He’d git his one day. Nothing wis surer.
[US]W.T. Vollmann Royal Family 507: He gonna get his. Something is gonna happen to him.

3. (orig. US black) to get one’s share, usu. of material pleasures, to get what one deserves; usu. as get mine.

[US]H. Green Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 357: Hully chee [...] Here’s where he gets his.
[US]H. Wiley Wildcat 226: ‘I’ve got mine.’ The sailor who had lost turned away from the group.
[US]E. Dahlberg Bottom Dogs 122: The men on both sides of the river were getting theirs while the going was good.
[US]J.T. Farrell ‘The Little Blond Fellow’ in Short Stories (1937) 69: Sure you’re getting yours?
[US]T. Wolfe Web and the Rock 402: Every man, the blind could tell you as they struggled through the subway door while there was still room for one more visionless sardine, was ‘getting his’.
[US]B. Schulberg What Makes Sammy Run? (1992) 213: I always said he’d sock the jackpot, but I sure never thought he’d get his in the movies.
[US]A. Hoffman Property Of (1978) 31: ‘I got mine tonight,’ said the Dolphin.
[US]Snoop Doggy Dogg ‘Gin and Juice’ [lyrics] You got to get yours but fool I gotta get mine.
[UK]Guardian Guide 6–12 Nov. 5: The same year found the similarly payola-powered James Belushi out to ‘get his’.

4. (US) to get sexual satisfaction.

[US]M. Braly On the Yard (2002) 120: He got his shining shoes. Every stroke of the brush increased his excitement until he rocked and moaned [...] crooning to the shoes like a lover.
get one’s — on (v.)

(US) used with a n. to describe an activity.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Mar. 4: Get one’s – on – begin the activity specified in the blank: ‘I’m going to back to my room and get my sleep on.’ Get my grub on – eat; Get my eat on – eat; Get my groove on – dance; Get my study on – study, do homework.
[US]T. Dorsey Atomic Lobster 11: ‘What’cha doin?’ ‘Just gettin’ my Serge on.’.
get out on (v.)

to get away with.

[US]D. Runyon ‘The Brain Goes Home’ in Runyon on Broadway (1954) 219: If The Brain gets out on three hundred G’s per year for love, he is running his love business very economically.
get someone at it (v.)

see under it n.1

get through (v.)

(drugs) to obtain drugs.

[US]J.T. Dunigan Drug Abuse: A Resource Guide.
[UK]S. McConville ‘Prison Language’ in Michaels & Ricks (1980) 526: When cash runs short and a teahead cannot make a connection or get through [etc.].
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 10: Get through — Obtain drugs.
getting any (lately)? (also get any?) [any n.]

(orig. Aus.) a popular greeting between men.

S. Baker Aus. Lang. 124: The jocular greeting between man and man, getting’ any? which draws such set replies as climbing trees to get away from it! got to swim under water to dodge it! and so busy I've had to put a man on!
[Aus]D. Stivens Jimmy Brockett 174: ‘Getting any, smacker?’ I’d ask him. More often than not he’d come back at me, ‘I’ve got to climb trees to get away from it’.
[Aus]A. Buzo The Roy Murphy Show (1973) 103: Morning, Col. Getting any? That’s the stuff.
[US]C. Miller Animal House 97: Get any? Hah? Little hose job? Hah? Hah?
C. Bowles G’DAY! 37: Among single Australian males the facetious ‘Getting any lately?’ should be responded to with: ‘Yeah, hadda putta man on’.
getting much? (also get much?) [the ‘much’ is sex]

(US) a male-to-male greeting.

[US]D. Hammett ‘The Big Knockover’ Story Omnibus (1966) 298: We shook hands, exchanged How’s everything and Getting muches, and he sat at my table.
[US]J. Weidman I Can Get It For You Wholesale 171: You getting much?
[US]S. Longstreet Flesh Peddlers (1964) 260: Gettin’ much, Bitsy?
[US](con. 1950s) H. Junker ‘The Fifties’ in Eisen Age of Rock 2 (1970) 103: After a date they would ask, especially if he had a rep as a hot ticket, an ass man: Get much?
[US]E. Leonard Glitz 257: How you doing, Ricky? You getting much?

In exclamations

get out of here! (also get out of this!)

(orig. US black) a general excl. of disbelief, dismissal, I don’t believe you! you must be joking! don’t be silly! who do you think you’re fooling?

[UK]H.G. Wells Kipps (1952) 28: ‘Get out,’ he gasped incredulously, ‘She ain’t your girl, Sid Pornick’.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 26 Sept. 15/1: ’Ello, I s’y, git outer this. / What, ’ave yeh come? Oh, give’s a kiss, / Yeh dear ole darlin’ Boshter Jim!
[US]M.C. Sharpe Chicago May (1929) 25: If the guy squawked, the bouncer would say, ‘Get out of here! We ain’t bothering about youse and your troubles with your wife’.
[US]E. Gilbert Vice Trap 126: ‘The deal’s knocked, anyway.’ ‘Get out of here,’ I said.
[US]L. Bruce Essential Lenny Bruce 50: Get out of here with that horseshit!
[US]D. Jenkins Semi-Tough 177: ‘Did he ever tell you that he thought you and I would make a better twosome, lovewise, than he and I?’ ‘Get out of here,’ I said.
[US](con. 1940s) C. Bram Hold Tight (1990) 72: Get out of here. I was just asking.
[US]N. McCall Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 193: Man, get outta here! That guy don’t look like Wanda!
[UK]Guardian Rev. 25 Feb. 6: If you asked me back in ’91 would I ever be in a movie as a soldier [...] I’d have said get the hell out of here. Hell, no!