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The meaning and origin of the expression: Get used to it

Get used to it

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Get used to it'?

Accept that a particular state of affairs is inevitable.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Get used to it'?

Get used to itThis began to be used as a single sentence, with the meaning - 'that's how things are; accept it', from around the early 1990s in the USA. Here's an early example, from a report of a Gay Pride march in Washington, USA, in April 1993, by Simon Tisdall in The Guardian:

"'We're queer, we're here. Get used to it,' said T-shirts worn by some of the marchers..."

Note: the 'we're here, we're queer' slogan began just a few years earlier. The earliest reference I can find for that is from 1990.

See also - 'get over it'.

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