get it in the neck

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get it in the neck

British, informal
: to be severely punished or criticized
  • He really got it in the neck for not finishing the job on time.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

neck play
  1. : the part of an animal that connects the head with the body

  2. : the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (such as a clam)

  3. : the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck

  1. : to kiss and caress amorously

  2. : to reduce in diameter

  3. : to engage in amorous kissing and caressing


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