Context: Quote from First episode of the British series 'Fleabag':

Fleabag: You know that feeling when a guy sends you a text at two o'clock on a Tuesday night asking if he can come and find you and you've accidentally made it out like you've just got in yourself so you have to get out of bed, drink half a bottle of wine, get in the shower, shave everything, dig out some Agent Provocateur business, suspender belt the whole bit and wait by the door til the buzzer goes?

What's the meaning of "you've just got in yourself"? Which kind of grammar construction it's?

Source: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Fleabag

  • If found the Phrasal Verbs: 'get yourself/sb up' and 'get in something' but I didn't found 'get in yourself' Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 10:17
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    I think it means 'you have accidentally given him the impression that you yourself have just got in (arrived home)'. Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 10:28

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you've accidentally made it out like you've just got in yourself

"made it out" <---> asserted/pretended

"I've just got in myself" <---> Me? I've just arrived back in my house.

To avoid the embarrassment of admitting that she leaves her phone alerts on and wakes up to answer them even in the early hours of the morning, she makes the mistake of saying "Don't worry about disturbing me, I'm not in bed yet; I've just arrived home."

Then having accidentally said that, she feels obliged to invite him round.


She had been hoping for a text from him and didn't want to admit she had stayed awake all night to wait for it. That would make her seem too eager. She makes out (pretends) that she was doing her own thing and having a great time without him and has just got back from an evening out.

  • Thank you very much! Which kind of language construction it's? It's a Idiom? It's a phrasal verb? Commented Jan 30, 2021 at 14:37
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    "make out like X" is a slang idiom. "I've just got in" is commonly used to mean "I've just arrived home". Commented Jan 30, 2021 at 19:10

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