bead » beat

Chiefly in:   get a beat on , draw a beat on

Classification: English – /t/-flapping

Spotted in the wild:

  • “We’ve got to be a difficult team to scout or get a beat on this year because we’ve played a lot of different people,” Saldana said. (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • “I started to draw a beat on his serve early in the third set,'’ Agassi said. “And he was starting to feel a little bit of my presence on the return.'’ (link)

Analyzed or reported by:

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2004/12/08 |

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