What does get rid of mean?


Idiom Meaning:

throw away or dispose of something


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Mulholland Drive (2001)

Time of Scene: ~00:11:36

Dan: I had a dream about this place.

Herb: Oh boy.

Dan: See what I mean?

Herb: Okay. So you had a dream about this place. Tell me.

Dan: Well, it’s the second one I’ve had, but they’re both the same. They start out that I’m in here, but it’s not day or night. It’s kind of half-night, you know? But it looks just like this except for the light. And I’m scared like I can’t tell you. Of all people, you’re standing right over there by that counter. You’re in both dreams and you’re scared too. I get even more frightened when I see how afraid you are and then I realize what it is. There’s a man in back of this place. He’s the one who’s doing it. I can see him through the wall. I can see his face. I hope that I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream. That’s it.

Herb: So you came here to see if he’s really out there.

Dan: To get rid of this god-awful feeling.

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Halloween (1978)

Time of Scene: ~00:31:20

Annie: You still spooked?

Laurie: I wasn’t spooked.

Annie: Lies.

Laurie: I wasn’t. I saw somebody standing in Mr. Riddle’s backyard.

Annie: Probably Mr. Riddle.

Laurie: He was watching me.

Annie: Mr. Riddle was watching you? Laurie, Mr. Riddle is 87.

Laurie: He can still watch.

Annie: That’s probably all he can do. What’s the pumpkin for?

Laurie: I brought it for Tommy. I figured carving a jack-o’-lantern would keep him occupied.

Annie: I always said you’d make a fabulous Girl Scout.

Laurie: Thanks.

Annie: And for that matter, I might as well be a Girl Scout myself tonight. I plan on making popcorn and watching Dr. Dementia. Six straight hours of horror movies. Little Lindsey Wallace won’t know what hit her. My dad! Get rid of this! Laurie, stop coughing. What’s the matter with you? Jesus. Just be natural. There he is. Just be natural, Laurie.

Brackett: Hi, Annie, Laurie.

Laurie: Hi.

Annie: Hi, Dad, what happened?

Brackett: What?

Annie: What happened?

Brackett: Oh, somebody broke into the hardware store. Probably kids.

Annie: You blame everything on kids.

Brackett: Well, all they took was some Halloween masks, rope, and a couple of knives. Who do you think it was?

Annie: It’s hard growing up with a cynical father.

Brackett: Aren’t you gonna be late for…

Annie: Huh?

Mr. Brackett: I said, aren’t you gonna be late?!

Annie: He shouts too.

Mr. Brackett: Bye, girls.

Annie: Bye, Dad.

Laurie: Bye.



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