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    #1

    my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    Iím stumped by the question below. I donít know which preposition is correct in its context.

    No matter how hard I work on my writing, I donít seem to be improving much. I think my English language teacher just has it THROUGH/OFF/OUT/?? for me. She doesnít seem to like me at all.

    What does it mean?

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    #2

    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    I am not a teacher

    I have only heard of "have it in for me" which means to harbor a grudge against someone.
    Are you sure it is not in?

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    #3

    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    Please scroll down to have it in for somebody here:

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie..._1#have_1__904


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    #4

    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    'Have it out for somebody' is just another version of 'have it in for somebody', with the same meaning.
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    #5

    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    It isn't in BrE.

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    #6

    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    Have it out is an idiom, but the preposition it takes is 'with' and it doesn't mean anything like 'have it in for'.

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    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    Perhaps I should have added the qualifier 'in AmE' to my post #4, but in AmE 'have it out for somebody ' and 'have it in for somebody' are the same, meaning to bear a grudge against somebody, or to look for opportunities to punish/hurt/belittle them, etc.

    AmE will also use 'got' in place of 'have' in both idioms, as in 'he's got it out/in for me'.
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    #8

    Re: my teacher just has it xxxxx for me

    '...have it off' means something else altogether.

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