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.
- Have a yen for
Crave or desire, as in I have a yen for a thick juicy steak. The yen in this expression comes from the Chinese yan, meaning “a craving” (probably for opium). The term was first recorded in English in 1906.
- Have brass balls
verb phrase To have audacity; be foolhardy: Which one of you worthless nits had the brass balls enough to cough when I was talking (1970s+)