see: have a say in , def. 3.
- Have the shorts
verb phrase To be short of money: I told him I had the shorts/ This partnership still has a severe case of the shorts (1930s+)
- Have the world by the balls
verb phrase (Variations: by the tail or on a string may replace by the balls) To be in a very profitable and dominant situation; HAVE something CINCHED, shit in high cotton: Dunning had the world by the balls/ With a good agent, you’ve got the world by the balls (1970s+)
- Have to show for
Be able to exhibit as a result of one’s work or expenditure. For example, I’ve been working all day and I have absolutely nothing to show for it, or He has some very fine paintings to show for the vast amount of money he’s spent. This idiom was first recorded in 1727.
- Have two left feet
verb phrase Be clumsy: you’ve got two left feet (1915+) see: two left feet