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1

Also, have had it up to here. Have endured all one can, as in I've had it with their delays, or She has had it up to here with her hour-long commute.

2

Be in a state beyond remedy, repair, or salvage, as in That old coat has had it.

3

Be dead, as in His heart just stopped; he'd had it. All three colloquial usages, which appear to be shortenings of have had enough, date from the mid-1900s.

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