get\ the\ goods\ on

• get the goods on
• have the goods on
v. phr. slang
To find out true and, often, bad information about; discover what is wrong with; be able to prove the guilt of.

Tell the truth, Johnny. We know who your girl is because we've got the goods on you.

The police had the goods on the burglar before he came to trial.

Compare: have smth on

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get the goods on — or[have the goods on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To find out true and, often, bad information about; discover what is wrong with; be able to prove the guilt of. * /Tell the truth, Johnny. We know who your girl is because we ve got the goods on you./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • get the goods on someone — get the goods on (someone) to get or have proof that someone has done something wrong. For months, the cops were trying to get the goods on a drug dealer who lives down the street. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the goods on someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the goods on someone — informal phrase to find proof that someone has done something bad Thesaurus: to find out informationsynonym Main entry: goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the goods on someone — tv. to uncover incriminating evidence against someone. □ The fuzz has the goods on Mr. Big. □ The IRS tried to get the goods on Rocko, but Rocko knows all the angles …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get the goods on someone — informal to find proof that someone has done something bad …   English dictionary

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