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    Anyone help me!!!!!!!!!!

    I am a English student. I am from Vietnam. I am working on my Graduation paper, namely : Translation of Verb "to have" from English into Vietnamese. my problem is I find it difficult in finding English idioms beginning with "Have". I would be happy if anyone could help me! I am a new member. In fact, I have no printing document concerning idioms beginning with "have'

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    Re: Anyone help me!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a ball - to have fun, a good time
    "I'm looking forward to my friend's party tonight, we're really going to have a ball!"

    Have a bone to pick with someone - to have a point of argument or disagreement to discuss with someone
    "I've really got a bone to pick with my boss for the way he treated me at that meeting."

    Have a close call - to escape sudden danger
    "I had a close call on my way to work - a truck nearly ran me off the road!"

    Have a hunch - to have a strong belief or feeling
    "I've got a hunch that the butler did it."


    Hope this was of some help.

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    Re: Anyone help me!!!!!!!!!!

    Forgot the most famous one - Bart Simpson's favorite saying:

    "Don't have a cow, man!"


    The expression "have a cow" is slang for showing unreasonable anger or having a tantrum. So "don't have a cow" is a slang way of telling someone to calm down.

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    Re: Anyone help me!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a trick/ace up your sleeve- * If you have a trick up your sleeve, you have a secret strategy to use when the time is right.
    You can't have your cake and eat it.


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    "Having a gas."

    If you're having a gas, you are having a laugh and enjoying yourself in company.

    Good luck!


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    Re: Anyone help me!!!!!!!!!!

    "have a blast" means to have a great time

    "have a fit" means to be very upset (also "throw a fit")

    "have a bite" means to eat something, more like a snack than a full meal

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