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Get the goods   /gɛt ðə gʊdz/   Listen
Get the goods

verb
1.
Discover some bad or hidden information about.






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"Get the goods" Quotes from Famous Books



... crook?" drawled the detective, while Nan and Mr. Mason exchanged a triumphant look. "Yes, I reckon we do want Jacob Pacomb, too. We've been wanting him for a long while. But since this is the first chance we've had to get the goods on him, we won't waste any time doing it. Will one of you gentlemen call up the ...
— Nan Sherwood at Palm Beach - Or Strange Adventures Among The Orange Groves • Annie Roe Carr

... his father sarcastically. "Exciting! Humph! I guess you would find it something more than exciting if a group of yeggs thrust a pistol under your nose. You seem to forget that persons who hold up a messenger do it to get the goods." ...
— Christopher and the Clockmakers • Sara Ware Bassett



Words linked to "Get the goods" :   get word, pick up, find out, hear, discover, learn, get a line, get wind, see



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