(something) got to (something)

“Get to” has many meanings, but in this case it means a destructive person or animal ruins or uses all of something. When this happens, you feel annoyed or disappointed.

Some mold got to it so I threw it away.

Similarly, we also say “get into (something)” if someone opens and destroys something that was closed or contained.

Spike got into the garbage again.

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