Imagine having a really difficult time, like breaking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend—it’s hard. But eventually once time passes and you no longer think about your ex, it means that you’ve gotten over him/her, you no longer worry about it and it no longer affects you in a negative way. It’s also possible to get over an illness, which would mean that you’ve fully recovered.
“How’s Paula? Has she gotten over the death of her dog yet?”
“I think so. She’s already talking about getting a new one.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘Get over something’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘Get over something’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.