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 Get by Heart (To).Get-up (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Get One’s Back Up (To).
 
To show irritation, as cats set up their backs when angry.   1
 


 Get by Heart (To).Get-up (A). 

 
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