have/get the goods on

idiom

informal
: to have/get evidence showing that someone has done something wrong
We can't arrest her until we get the goods on her.

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“Have/get the goods on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fget%20the%20goods%20on. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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