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'To get your licks in' can have a physical meaning: to get your blows in, ie to hit the other person.
Perhaps that is the meaning in your context.
Best wishes, Clive
Anonymous:I think the expression comes from the world of bar-room brawls -- some bad guy is getting beaten up and someone who is watching decides he wants to contribute to the mauling, and so he "gets his licks in." Nowadays, the expression could be used also to describe a verbal contest as well -- a person seeing someone getting a verbal lashing may also want to "get his licks in."
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