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    I have had my revenge at last

    Hi, there.
    "I have had my revenge at last" - what is that supposed to mean?
    Looks like "I have left my revenge" but in this case we have a verb "to have" with the meaning of "leave" which seems very unusual... at least for me :)
    Could you please explain.
    Thanks a lot for your reply.

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    Re: I have had my revenge at last

    In the example 'have' collocates with 'revenge'. Have a revenge on somebody.

    From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English:

    get/have/take (your) revenge (on somebody)
    He took revenge on his employers by setting fire to the factory.


    "I have had my revenge at last" means you have finally taken your revenge on somebody. Have had is in present perfect.

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    Re: I have had my revenge at last

    I wouldn't say have a revenge, but have revenge.

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    Re: I have had my revenge at last

    Ah, of course! The dictionary example I pasted myself does state it clearly, possessive adjectives - yes, indefinite articles - nah, can't see any.

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