Hello everyone, 

John Dickinson : I trust, Caesar, when you're through converting the poor fellow to independency, you'll give the opposition a fair crack at him.

Caesar Rodney : [chuckling]  You're too late, John. Once I get 'em, they're got.

source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0...characters/nm0534577

(In fact I saw them in a video, though they are the same with the linked text.)

What do the parts in bold mean?

I am having a hard in figuring them out.

 

Many thanks in advance.

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Mengxin_2009 posted:

What do the parts in bold mean?

I am having a hard in figuring them out.

Hello, Mengxin,

Caesar is saying that once he converts people to independency (gets 'em), they are converted (got), and there is no use giving the opposition a crack at him (i.e., a chance to persuade him to take a different view).

That is what the parts in bold mean.

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