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    #1

    get the heat on somebody / get heat

    "A: You killed Wayne, you daft c*ck trough. Now we got the heat on us. You should have backed him up and let kill that bleeding guard. He's seen your face now, hasn't he? And he's not dead now, is he?

    B: It was my call.

    A: P*ss on your call. Your call makes a more dangerous situation for me.

    C: Hey, we're going to get heat because Wayne, your f*cking guy, was high and you know it."

    What do "get the heat on somebody" and "get heat" mean?

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: get the heat on somebody / get heat

    In AmE they mean "get the police after us".

    I'd have thought the BrE usage was different, but then I saw "daft cock trough". I don't understand it, but I know that "daft" is never heard in AmE. We'll need a native speaker of BrE to advise us.
    Last edited by probus; 22-Oct-2015 at 02:49.

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    #3

    Re: get the heat on somebody / get heat

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    II don't understand it, but I know that "daft" is never heard in AmE.
    I imagine it's a meant to be a colourful term for the C-word. I (a speaker off BrE) have not heard it before - and don't want to hear it again.

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    #4

    Re: get the heat on somebody / get heat

    That was my understanding of the term - a crude euphemism for the female genitalia. It actually has a certain crude logic to the term.

    I may have heard the term before, I'm not sure. Perhaps it's just because it's so logical to work out that it sounds familiar. I was just guessing it's BrE based on 'daft' and 'bleeding'.

    However, AmE does use the term 'heat' as slang for the police as well.


    Note to the original poster - your post contains several potentially offensive words, so it's a good idea to replace some of the letters with asterisks. For example, 'c*ck' and 'f*cking', maybe even 'p*ss'.

    Also, could the OP please provide a source?
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    Re: get the heat on somebody / get heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Note to the original poster - your post contains several potentially offensive words, so it's a good idea to replace some of the letters with asterisks. For example, 'c*ck' and 'f*cking', maybe even 'p*ss'.

    Also, could the OP please provide a source?
    First of all, I apologoize to those offended by that kind of language. I edited my post. I quoted this dialogue from the movie "Momentum", the translation of which I did.

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