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English definition of “get on top of someone”

get on top of someone

If a difficult situation gets on top of you, it makes you feel so upset that you cannot deal with it: She's had a few financial problems and I think things have just been getting on top of her.Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
(Definition of get on top of someone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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