get over on

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from get one's leg over

Verb[edit]

get over on

  1. (transitive, slang) To have sex with.
    • 1994 November 14, Cornelius Plantinga Jr., “Natural born sinners”, Christianity Today, volume 38, number 13, page 24: 
      For Northton's young males, to " get over " on a woman -- that is, to lure her into sex with vague promises of love and marriage; to get over on a woman and, particularly, to impregnate one (or three or five), and to " get away without being held legally accountable for out-of-wedlock children " is to prove strength, virility, and status. To a number of underclass youths, love is only another hustle.
  2. (transitive, informal) To take advantage of.
    • 2008 August 17, Paul Tough, “A Teachable Moment”, New York Times, page 30:
      Stewart and his classmates gave Schmitz a hard time when she first arrived.' We tried to get over on her, but she always cracked down,' he said.'