Have a good command of



Have the ability to use or control; have mastery of. For example, She has a remarkably good command of Japanese, or He had a good command of his emotions. [ Mid-1600s ]

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  • Have a good thing going

    Have matters arranged to one’s benefit or profit. For example, Joe’s got a good thing going with this new franchise . It also may be put as make a good thing of , meaning “make something work to one’s benefit,” as in If we work hard we can make a good thing of this job […]



  • Have a good time

    Enjoy oneself, as in I hope you have a good time at the beach . This idiom, also used as an imperative, dates from 16th-century England, where it was popular until the late 1600s and died out. Samuel Pepys, in a diary entry of March 1, 1666, wrote, “I went and had as good a […]

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