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+)
[buhn] /bʌn/ Idioms 1. have a bun on, Slang. to be intoxicated: Everyone at the party seemed to have a bun on. /bʌn/ noun 1. a small roll, similar to bread but usually containing sweetening, currants, spices, etc 2. any of various types of small round sweet cakes 3. a hairstyle in which long hair […]
- Have by the tail
- Have cold feet
verb phrase To be timorous or afraid; have second thoughts: Ella was coming too, but she had cold feet (1893+)