Posted by David FG on June 29, 2005
In Reply to: Getting over on posted by Smokey Stover on June 29, 2005
: : : what is meaning "getting over on" ?? I've heard used several different ways.
: : It means lying and not getting caught.
: Bruce is likely right. I had a distinct notion that it was used (but not in the U.S.) to mean "getting an advantage over," or "getting the better of." Lying to someone successfully would fit that description. Is this expression more common in Britain? SS
In the UK and Ireland, the phrase would be 'getting ONE over on' which is used to mean what SS said.