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    get over the fortunes

    Please explain to me what 'getting over the fortunes' means in the text below. Thank you.


    Venture capital in Europe has delivered returns of just 2.1% a year since 1990, according to Thomson Reuters, making it perhaps the worst investment class outside Japan (American VC managed around 13%). The 2008 crash, which came just as investors were getting over the fortunes they lost in the internet bubble, sapped what little interest remained.

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    Re: get over the fortunes

    "Getting over the fortunes they lost..." means "getting over the loss of their fortunes". It's the loss they have to get over, not the fortune.
    But you'll see that type of construction often.
    "Getting over" means "recovering from".

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