got a bit of his

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Dear all,
this is from the novel The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland. Deputy Barras played some part in disposing France of Robespierre.

And, second, to the three of you. I am under the impression that
together you saved us from Robespierre, le tyran.” [said Rose]
“We ‘blood-drinkers’—as he was so fond of calling us—finally got a
bit of his
,” [said] deputy Barras [and] downed his glass of brandy

I guess to get a bit of his means managed to to get the upper hand of him. Is this correct?
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