have to do with
phrasal 1. to deal with <
the story has to do with real people — Alice M. Jordan
>
2. to have a specified relationship with or effect on <
the size of the brain has nothing to do with intelligence — Ruth Benedict
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • have to do with — {v. phr.} 1. To be about; be on the subject of or connected with. * /The book has to do with airplanes./ 2. To know or be a friend of; work or have business with. Usually used in negative sentence. * /Tom said he didn t want to have anything to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have to do with — {v. phr.} 1. To be about; be on the subject of or connected with. * /The book has to do with airplanes./ 2. To know or be a friend of; work or have business with. Usually used in negative sentence. * /Tom said he didn t want to have anything to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To have to do with — do do (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have to do with — Have Have (h[a^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Had} (h[a^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Having}. Indic. present, I {have}, thou {hast}, he {has}; we, ye, they {have}.] [OE. haven, habben, AS. habben (imperf. h[ae]fde, p. p. geh[ae]fd); akin to OS. hebbian, D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do with — do do (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • have nothing to do with — {v. phr.} To not be involved with; not care about. * /Our firm has nothing to do with oil from the Near East; we are interested in solar energy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have nothing to do with — {v. phr.} To not be involved with; not care about. * /Our firm has nothing to do with oil from the Near East; we are interested in solar energy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a way with — {v. phr.} To be able to lead, persuade, or influence. * /Dave has such a way with the campers that they do everything he tells them to do./ * /Ted will be a good veterinarian, because he has a way with animals./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a way with — {v. phr.} To be able to lead, persuade, or influence. * /Dave has such a way with the campers that they do everything he tells them to do./ * /Ted will be a good veterinarian, because he has a way with animals./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To do one shame — do do (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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