Posted by Lewis on November 20, 2003
In Reply to: Getting proper with me posted by henry on November 19, 2003
: what does "getting proper with me" or "getting proper on me" mean? please help!
To 'get proper' is a shortened version of to become 'prim and proper' in other words to become formal. It would be used where somebody changes their demeanour from informal and relaxed to more 'starchy' and pedantic about the niceties.