[Ads-l] get

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 4 15:49:55 UTC 2015


Aren't these cases of dropping the word response?

I get that response a lot.
I get that response all the time.
On Jan 4, 2015 10:18 AM, "Ben Zimmer" <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> > 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.
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> Also "get that all the time," which I'm finding on Google Books back
> to the early '70s.
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> --bgz
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