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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 4 13:28:56 UTC 2015

Meaning 'be told, as a compliment, criticism, or similar response.'

TV commercial:  Blonde has heartburn. Rugged magic firefighter appears on a
ladder and offers Tums. She's cured!  She says, "That's amazing!"

He tips back his helmet and says with a meaningful look, "Yeah. I get that
a lot."

"Get that a lot" is probably the most common collocation. I'll guess I've
known it for twenty-five years, but it may well be longer than that.

OED currently unavailable to me. Seems like the kind of nuance it might
have missed.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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

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