In this 2008 post, I pulled together several examples of zeugma involving the word make, and these involving the word get. Some of the get examples involved two somewhat similar meanings of get: the intransitive meaning of “become”, and the transitive meaning of “cause to become”:
- …after you’ve gotten dressed, your bed made, and your teeth brushed.
- [The karate lessons] make it tough for him to get his things done and to bed on time.
Others involved the “become” meaning with the more-distantly related meaning of “acquire”:
- A 17-year-old gets arrested and a $1,000 bond for failing to show at a court appearance for … a seatbelt violation.
- These days there’s dudes gettin’ facials, manicured, waxed, and botoxed.
(“I’m Still a Guy,” by John Kelley Lovelace, Lee Thomas Miller, and Brad Douglas Paisley)
Now, four years later, the latest addition to the “become/acquire” get-zeugma collection comes…
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