Definition of “get on top of someone” - English Dictionary

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“get on top of someone” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “get on top of someone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)