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    A lot going for ...

    The question revolves around Sean’s leading role in ‘Saxon’, a British film that has been written and directed by Greg Loftin. .After seeing the trailer, it’s clear it [the trailer? the film?] has a lot going for it [the film?].

    Does this mean smth. like 'there's much to be said in favour of it'?

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    Re: A lot going for ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    The question revolves around Sean’s leading role in ‘Saxon’, a British film that has been written and directed by Greg Loftin. .After seeing the trailer, it’s clear it [the trailer? the film?] has a lot going for it [the film?].

    Does this mean smth. like 'there's much to be said in favour of it'?

    Many thanx
    Yes. ('it' = the movie).
    You can use this idiom for people (mainly), ideas, etc.
    "She has a lot going for her. She's intelligent, good-looking, and she can cook!"
    "His idea has a lot going for it. It's simple, cheap, and easy to implement."

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    Re: A lot going for ...

    Gramercy!

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    Re: A lot going for ...

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    Gramercy!
    Good word! (I'm assuming you were consciously using an archaism...? Basic students shouldn't copy this!)

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    Re: A lot going for ...

    Yes, Sir, quite consciously, sir! It has a knightly touch to it and I particularly love it 'cuz it kinda contains the word 'grammar', so I thought it appropriate for a grammar-themed forum.

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