"send s.o. over"

Geoffrey Nunberg nunberg at ISCHOOL.BERKELEY.EDU
Sat Apr 19 21:40:34 UTC 2008

"Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over," Humphrey Bogart says to Mary
Astor in The Maltese Falcon. In context, it's clear that what he
means is "turn you in to the police," but I can't find this sense for
'send over' in any dictionary or slang dictionary (memo to JL: Vol. 3
can't come a moment too soon). Was this a one-off?

Geoff Nunberg

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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