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English definition of “get on top of you”

get on top of you

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 you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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