have on


verb (tr)

(usually adverb) to wear
(usually adverb) to have (a meeting or engagement) arranged as a commitmentwhat does your boss have on this afternoon?
(adverb) informal to trick or tease (a person)
(preposition) to have available (information or evidence, esp when incriminating) about (a person)the police had nothing on him, so they let him go

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Idioms and Phrases with have on

have on

1

have something on. See have nothing on, def. 3.

2

have someone on; put someone on. Deceive or fool someone, as in There was no answer when I called; someone must be having me on, or You can't mean you're taking up ballet—you're putting me on! [Colloquial; mid-1800s]

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