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    have what it takes

    "Is John a good student?"
    If a teacher is asked this question, could he say "Hes got what it takes"? If so, would it mean the student is average, or could it sound like a compliment?

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    Re: have what it takes

    In the scenario you described, the teacher would be complimenting John. Sometimes, though, when a teacher says "John has what it takes" it is then followed by a statement like "but he just doesn't apply himself." Meaning that John is certainly intelligent enough to be a top student, but he doesn't always turn in his homework or he sometimes goofs around in class, etc.

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