What does "I'm trying to get a hold of Mrs Who?" mean?

  • Search get hold of as a phrase. If still in doubt, you can ask on English Language Learners
    – Kris
    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:48
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    – Ronan
    Jul 11, 2014 at 11:23
  • I guess you could have found it in a dictionary maybe... Jul 11, 2014 at 11:26

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It simply means you are trying to find the person in question, or trying to get in contact. It's idiomatic - you're not actually trying to physically get a hold of them.


get hold of

  1. To come into possession of; find: Where can I get hold of a copy?
  2. To communicate with, as by telephone: tried to get hold of you but the line was busy.
  3. To gain control of. Often used reflexively: You must get hold of yourself!

The first one refers to the meaning of your sentence

It simply means to communicate with someone as ElendilTheTall said..

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