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    #1

    Little girl lies about getting into the lipstick.

    I would like to know the meaning of "get into" in the next sentence.
    Little girl lies about getting into the lipstick.


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    Re: Little girl lies about getting into the lipstick.

    When you "get into" something you get ahold of something you're not supposed to get ahold of.

    Mother: Junior, did you get into the cookies?
    Boy holding cookie in his hand: No, Mom.

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    Re: Little girl lies about getting into the lipstick.

    Note that BrE doesn't use "get ahold of". We just use "get hold of".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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