- simple past tense and past participle of make1.
- have it made, Informal.
- to be assured or confident of success: With a straight A average he's got it made.
- to have achieved success, especially wealth, status, or the like.
- the past tense and past participle of make 1
- artificially produced
- (in combination) produced or shaped as specifiedhandmade
- get it made or have it made informal to be assured of success
- made of money very rich
Word Origin and History for have it made
late 14c., from Middle English maked, from Old English macod "made," past participle of macian "to make" (see make). Made up "invented" is from 1789; of minds, "settled, decided," from 1873. To be a made man is in Marlowe's "Faust" (1590). To have it made (1955) is American English colloquial.
Idioms and Phrases with have it made
have it made
Be sure of success; also, have achieved success. For example, Since he knows all the important people, John has it made, or Karen was accepted every place she applied—she has it made. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]