have smth on

have smth on
(smb) - have information or proof that someone did sometning wrong

I think that the police have something on him and that is why he wants to quit his job.

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  • have\ smth\ on — v. phr. informal To have information or proof that someone did something wrong. Mr. Jones didn t want to run for office because he knew the opponents had something on him. Mr. Smith keeps paying blackmail to a man who has something on him.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have smth going for one — have ability, talent or good looks She has a lot going for her and I am sure that she will get the new job …   Idioms and examples

  • have\ smth\ going\ for\ one — v. phr. slang informal To have ability, talent; good looks, and/or influence in important places helping one to be successful. Well now, Pat Jones, that s another story she s got something going for her …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have\ smth\ on\ the\ ball — v. phr. slang colloquial To be smart, clever; to be skilled and have the necessary know how. You can trust Syd; he s got a lot on the ball or he s got something on the ball …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have smth up one's sleeve — something kept secretly ready for the right time I m not too worried about the meeting as I have something up my sleeve if they try to cause any more problems …   Idioms and examples

  • have smth at one's finger-tips/ends — (from Idioms in Speech) to be able to repeat or use without any trouble (generally of something committed to memory); to be very familiar with something He had all the figures, all the facts at his finger ends. (A. Cronin) There s no need to… …   Idioms and examples

  • have smth on the ball — be smart, clever, skilled She really has a lot on the ball. She should do well in whatever she chooses to do …   Idioms and examples

  • smth — See: have smth going for one, have smth on, make smth of, start smth …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have\ on — v 1. To be dressed in; wear. Mary had on her new dress. 2. To have (smth) planned; have an appointment; plan to do. Harry has a big weekend on. I m sorry I can t attend your party, but I have a meeting on for that night. 3. See: have nothing on,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have\ the\ goods\ on — • get the goods on • have the goods on v. phr. slang To find out true and, often, bad information about; discover what is wrong with; be able to prove the guilt of. Tell the truth, Johnny. We know who your girl is because we ve got the goods on… …   Словарь американских идиом

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