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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.

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  • You'll get a line an 'I'll get a pole, now, let's go down to that crawdads1 hole

    Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics

  • He said a nephew of Mr. Rubrick’s was doing a job they’d like to get a line on.

    Died in the Wool

  • “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.

    Unnatural Death

  • ‘And if you get a line on anything, for heaven’s sake let me know.

    Police at the Funeral

  • Stick half a dozen of them in your train-load, with my compliments, and let your Idaho sheepmen get a line on them.



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