get a load of

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get a load of

  1. (transitive, slang) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.
    • 1939, "Heeltalk," Time, 25 Sep.:
      One night Bernette happened to get a load of Peggy doing a rumba with Jackie.
    • 2004, David W. Dunlap, "The Crossroads of the Crossroads," New York Times, 13 Jun., p. CY3:
      Get a load of the "eyesome femininity" at the International Casino, as the Times put it.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often with the connotation that the experienced object is particularly noteworthy or remarkable, as in "Wow, get a load of this!"


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