have it in for
phrasal to intend to do harm to

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  • have it in for — {v. phr.}, {informal} To wish or mean to harm; have a bitter feeling against. * /George has it in for Bob because Bob told the teacher that George cheated in the examination./ * /After John beat Ted in a fight, Ted always had it in for John./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have it in for — {v. phr.}, {informal} To wish or mean to harm; have a bitter feeling against. * /George has it in for Bob because Bob told the teacher that George cheated in the examination./ * /After John beat Ted in a fight, Ted always had it in for John./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in for — {prep.}, {informal} Unable to avoid; sure to get. * /The naughty puppy was in for a spanking./ * /On Christmas morning we are in for some surprises./ * /We saw Father looking angrily out of the broken window, and we knew we were in for it./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in for — {prep.}, {informal} Unable to avoid; sure to get. * /The naughty puppy was in for a spanking./ * /On Christmas morning we are in for some surprises./ * /We saw Father looking angrily out of the broken window, and we knew we were in for it./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have it made — {v. phr.}, {slang} To be sure of success; have everything you need. * /With her fine grades Alice has it made and can enter any college in the country./ * /The other seniors think Joe has it made because his father owns a big factory./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have it made — {v. phr.}, {slang} To be sure of success; have everything you need. * /With her fine grades Alice has it made and can enter any college in the country./ * /The other seniors think Joe has it made because his father owns a big factory./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have it — {v. phr.} 1. To hear or get news; understand. * /I have it on the best authority that we will be paid for our work next week./ 2. To do something in a certain way. * /Make up your mind, because you can t have it both ways. You must either stay… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have it — {v. phr.} 1. To hear or get news; understand. * /I have it on the best authority that we will be paid for our work next week./ 2. To do something in a certain way. * /Make up your mind, because you can t have it both ways. You must either stay… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Were it not for — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come in for — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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