get hold of

idiom

variants or chiefly US get a hold of
1
: to get possession of (something) : to succeed in getting (something)
Somehow she managed to get hold of the band's new album before it came out.
Where did you get hold of that idea?
2
: to find and talk to (someone) : to contact (someone)
I need to talk to my lawyer, but I haven't been able to get hold of him.
I've been trying to get a hold of my lawyer for days.

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“Get hold of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20hold%20of. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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