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Have no price

see Pay the price


Have not a hope in hell

see Not a hope in hell


Have not the foggiest idea/notion

This expression means to admit total ignorance, to have no idea at all, and dates from the late 19th/early 20th century. It derives from the notion of...

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Have one’s back to the wall

see Backs to the wall


Have one’s chips

see Chips


Have one’s hand in the cookie jar

see Cookie jar


Have one’s head screwed on the right way

see Have a screw loose


Have one’s heart in one’s mouth

see Heart in one’s mouth


Have one’s tail up

To be in good spirits, the opposite of having one’s tail between one’s legs, derives from observation of dogs and dates from at least The Middle Ages,...

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Have one’s work cut out

A very difficult workload with the implication that is not likely to be completed in the allotted time. The expression has been around since the 17th...

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Have other fish to fry

see Bigger/other fish to fry


Have over a barrel

see Over a barrel


Have someone over a barrel

see Over a barrel


Have someone’s back

see Watch someone’s back


Have something in spades

see In spades


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