see under hard time , def. 1.
- Have a toehold
verb phrase To get or have a precarious grip on something; get or have an uncertain command: You’ve got a good toehold on the job; now let’s see you take over [1940s+; fr the sort of unsure footing one has when only the toes are planted and the precarious seizure one has made when only […]
- Have a weakness for
Be susceptible to; also, like or enjoy. For example, She has a weakness for older men, or Bill has a weakness for fine wine. [ c. 1700 ]
- Have a whack at
see: have a crack at
- Have a word with
Speak with, discuss with, as in Jerry asked to have a word with you , or I must have a word with Bill about the repairs . This expression, from the late 1400s, was at one time used interchangeably with have words with , but it no longer is.