To have the right abilities, personality, etc, for success: Do you have what it takes? Let me enhance your gifts! (1934+)
- Have words with
Quarrel with, scold, as in If Pete keeps on pushing Billy I’m going to have words with him . This phrase dates from the late 1700s, although the use of words for an altercation is much older. Also see have a word with
[hav-uh-lah, -luh] /ˈhæv əˌlɑ, -lə/ noun 1. a female given name. the sand region. (1.) A land mentioned in Gen. 2:11 rich in gold and bdellium and onyx stone. The question as to the locality of this region has given rise to a great diversity of opinion. It may perhaps be identified with the sandy […]
[hav-uh-luh nd] /ˈhæv ə lənd/ noun 1. John, 1792–1852, English architect, in the U.S.
/ˈhævɪlˌdɑː/ noun 1. a noncommissioned officer in the Indian army, equivalent in rank to sergeant