In Interstellar Cooper and his duaghter have the following conversation:

Murph: Grandpa says you can get ghosts Dad.
Cooper: Maybe grandpa's a little too close to being one himself.

What is this about and what's the meaning of "get" and "a little too close to being one" in these phrases?

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"Get" here means to have ghosts around you, or inhabiting your house. A more common phrase that uses it the same way is "if you keep food lying out you might get bugs in your house".

"Too close to being one himself" is a joking way of saying that he's old, and thus is soon to be a ghost himself (when he dies of old age).

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