|get back at
||return an insult, get revenge
||If you don't apologize, he'll get back at you. He's quite angry.
||lose without scoring, get skunked, be shutout
||We got bageled. They beat us 11-0!
|get blood from a stone
||do an impossible task, beat your head against...
||You'll get blood from a stone before you get money from Ed.
||be caught, get blamed, get into trouble
||I got burned for helping Bev with her divorce. They blamed me.
||begin to work, start to do, get at it
||Get busy and cut the grass before your father comes home.
|get by/scrape by
||have just enough money, make do
||I can get by on very little money, if necessary. I can be frugal.
|get carried away
||become too emotional, go overboard, go too far
||When the kids play hockey, their parents get carried away, yelling at the referees and fighters.
||found doing something, caught in the act
||Did Vi get caught driving without a license? Did she
get a ticket?
|get caught up
||do unfinished work, learn what you missed
||I have to get caught up on my studies. I missed two classes.
|get cold feet
||cancel a plan, renege, back out, jam
||They'll be married next week; that is, if Jack doesn't get cold feet.