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Idioms

get over it

get over it

Meaning

  • accept something and move on
  • move beyond something that is bothering you
  • don’t dwell on something unpleasant that has happened in the past
  • don’t be concerned with what has happened and cannot be changed

Example Sentences

  1. I know you are bitter about losing that job, but try to get over it and find another one.
  2. He was depressed after his girlfriend broke up with him, but with a lot of support from his friends, he tried to get over it and move on.
  3. Why do you keep coming back to something that happened years ago? Get over it, you cannot change what has happened.
  4. Get over it, you are doing yourself no good by worrying over what you cannot change.
  5. Instead of thinking about why you lost the last game, why don’t you get over it and focus on winning the next one?

Origin
The term “get over” has been used in the sense of “recover from” since centuries. It is believed that the term was used from at least the 14th century. In literature, we have the phrase in John Behervaise’s “Thirty-six Years of Seafaring Life”, published in 1839. Around the early 1990s, the phrase began to be used as a single, standalone sentence in the USA.

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