to get over

Idiom Definition

"to get over"

to recover from (and hopefully forget) something upsetting

Idiom Definition - to get over


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get over

Ned lost his shirt gambling with his poker buddies last night. Ned is having a difficult time forgetting that he lost so much money ...

Grace:  "What's troubling you Ned?

Ned:  "I lost so much money last night.  It's really troubling me."

Grace:  "Well, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.  You need to get over it!"

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get over

Six months after his girlfriend abruptly dumped him, Ryan is still down in the dumps about the breakup. He's not sleeping well. He's not eating well. His health is suffering.

How should Ryan get over his girlfriend?

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - to get over

I have not been feeling well for quite some time.  First, I had a sore throat.  Then I was running a fever.  After that, I became very ill with the flu and had to stay home from work to recover.  After spending two days in bed I think I am finally ...

getting over it (the illness).

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to get over - Gerund Form:

Getting over your feelings for a past love is probably healthy.

to get over - Examples:

1)  The book is filled with discussions of jealousy and attempts to get over despair which show the dark side of love.

2)  How do other students get over this fear?

3)  Is there a "one and only" for me? How can I get over a bad breakup?

4)  The grief from loss of health takes time to get over.

5)  It took most of a year to get over the feeling that the whole world was putting a monstrous joke over on me.

6)  Instead, here's what you do:  Get over it. It's normal. In fact, it's healthy and appropriate.

7)  It is, however, killing you physically and killing your career. Get over it. Realistically, if you were fired, you most likely deserved it.

8)  I don't know that they ever will get it or get over it. But they lost, and that has puzzled them.

9)  Woods was finally able to get over the hump at the 2007 PGA Championship with a two-shot victory over Woody Austin.

10) Get it out of your system. And then you can get over it and move on to the good ideas that are in there somewhere. 

11)  It has been 7 months and I can't get over the fact that he left me.

12)  I am most certainly not saying that getting over such a loss as one's home and belongings is not easy.

13)  Second the point about Adversity -- getting over a problem or using it to your benefit is key.

14)  It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay?

15)  While I was slowly getting over my hangover, I wasn't quite getting over the night before.

16)  I have a hard time getting over the hurt feelings.

17)  Christopher cooked supper, a domesticated action so unexpected that I still haven't got over it.

18)  When we moved from that into Menlo Park I never got over it.

19)  She got over being trapped in a deeply evangelical faith by a very unpleasant evangelical husband.

20)  That still happens, but I got over the dreaded feeling that something horrible was going to happen.