|Have a big mouth||To be a gossiper; to be a person who tells secrets.||She has a big mouth. She told her friends about the meeting.|
|Have a card up sleeve||To have an advantage that other people do not know about.||Having a card up his sleeve, he remained calm and waited for the right time to speak.|
|Have a bee in bonnet||To talk a lot about something thought to be important.|
|Have a bone to pick with (someone)||To have a disagreement to discuss with someone; to have something to argue about with someone.||I've got a bone to pick with you. Where is the money you owe me?|
|Have a brush with (something)||To have a brief contact with something; to have an experience with something.||She had a close brush with the law. She was nearly arrested for speeding.|
|Have a chip on shoulder||To blame other people for something bad and to continue to be angry about it.||Even though he went to university, he's always had a chip on his shoulder about his poor upbringing.|
|Have a close call (Have a close shave)||To be close to danger; To have a narrow escape from something dangerous.||I almost got struck by a speeding car. It was a close call. He also had a close call yesterday and was almost in a car accident.|
|Have a familiar ring||[for a story or an explanation] To sound familiar; you've heard it before.||The story has a familiar ring. I've heard it many times before.|
|Have a tiger (bear) by the tail||To be associated with something powerful and potentially dangerous; to have a very difficult problem to solve.||We've had a tiger by the tail ever since we signed the loan agreement.|
|Have a good head on shoulders||To have common sense; to be sensible and intelligent.||I always have a good head on my shoulders. Don't worry about me.|
|Have a green thumb||To be good at gardening; To have the ability to grow plants well.||My daughter has a green thumb. Look at our garden.|
|Have a heart||To be compassionate or generous and forgiving with people.||Let's hope she has a heart and forgive you.|
|Have a heart of gold||To be generous, sincere, and friendly.||Many people have a heart of gold. They are always willing to help others.|
|Have a heart of stone||To be cold, unresponsive, unforgiving, and unfriendly.||Don't annoy her. She has a heart of stone.|
|Have an ax to grind||To complain about something.||May I talk to you? I have an ax to grind.|
|Have an in with someone||To have special access to someone ( at work).||He had an in with the manager so he could get a promotion quickly.|
|Have a one-track mind||To think entirely about one subject.||She has a one-track mind. She can only talk about jewelry.|
|Have a soft spot in heart||To have a fondness for someone, something, or an animal.||He owns several aquariums. He's got a soft spot in his heart for fish.|
|Have a sweet tooth||To desire to eat many sweet foods-especially candy and pastries.||You should watch your weight, especially because you have a sweet tooth.|
|Have clean hands||To be without guilt, guiltless.||The police took him in, but let him go after questioning because he had clean hands.|
|Have egg on face||To be embarrassed by something one has done. (As if one went out in public with a dirty face.)||I was completely wrong, and now I have egg on my face.|
|Have eyes in the back of head||To seem to be able to sense what is going on behind or outside of one's field of vision.||The students believed their teacher had eyes in the back his head.|
|Have mixed feelings||To be both pleased and not pleased about something at the same time.||He seemed to have mixed feelings about leaving. He enjoyed staying with us but he had to go.|
|Have money to burn||To have a lot of money and spend large amounts on things that are not necessary.||When it comes to Lebaran days, people seem to have money to burn.|
|Have hands tied||To be prevented from doing something.||He can't help. He has his hands tied by his boss.|
|Have head in the clouds||To not pay attention, be unaware of what is going on from fantasies or daydreams.||During lessons, you should not have your head in the clouds.|
|Have tail between legs||To be frightened or afraid of doing something.||He seemed to lack courage. He went away with his tail between his legs and didn't tell her that she'd been wrong.|
|Have other fish to fry||To have other opportunities; to have more important things to do.||Please make it short. I have other fish to fry.|
|Have in hands||To have the responsibility for someone or something.||I'm sorry I won't be able to come. I have many things in my hands.|
|have the Midas touch||To have the ability to be successful, especially the ability to make money easily.||The girl seems to have the Midas touch. She can get new clients easily.|
|Have the presence of mind to do||To have the calmness and ability to act sensibly in an emergency or difficult situation.||She had the presence of mind to hold on the rope tightly.|
|Have stardust in eyes||To be uncritically or unrealistically optimistic.||The Commander seemed to have stardust in his eyes and decided to continue the attack.|
|Have one foot in the grave||To be almost dead.||The Commander seemed to have stardust in his eyes and decided to continue the attack.|
September 09, 2011
English Idioms and Expressions With "Have"
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