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- v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
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My job was to get a line on Richard Thurman, and to find out whether or not he had murdered his wife.
You'll get a line an 'I'll get a pole, now, let's go down to that crawdads1 hole
He said a nephew of Mr. Rubrick’s was doing a job they’d like to get a line on.
“Well, well — we’ll have a spot of lunch and write a letter to Mr. Probyn and another to my good friend Bishop Lambert of the Orinoco Mission to get a line on Cousin Hallelujah.
‘And if you get a line on anything, for heaven’s sake let me know.
Stick half a dozen of them in your train-load, with my compliments, and let your Idaho sheepmen get a line on them.