have a matter out with smb

have a matter out with smb
• to have a question out with someone
• to have a matter out with someone
to talk about it and insist on an explanation

He decided suddenly to call upon this officious Miss Barlow and have the matter out with her. (A. Cronin)

Often the impetus to go and have it out with him surged up and was beaten back. (J. Galsworthy)

They had just discovered his complex, and he was going to have it out. (J. Galsworthy)


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