Have going for one



Have in one’s favor or of benefit to one. For example, They have enough going for them that their new store should be a success, or Mary is very talented; she has a lot going for her. [ Mid-1900s ]
Also see: have a good thing going

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  • Have got to

    see: have to

  • Have had enough

    Want no more of something, as in I’ve had enough of their quarreling. This phrase uses enough in the sense of “an adequate amount,” which is intended ironically to mean “a more than sufficient amount.” [ c. 1700 ] For synonyms, see have had it, def. 1.



  • Have hot pants

    verb phrase To be very lustful; crave carnally: He has hot pants for her and she for someone else, alas (1935+)

  • Have in

    verb (transitive, adverb) 1. to ask (a person) to give a service: we must have the electrician in to mend the fire 2. to invite to one’s home



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