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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.

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

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