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    #1

    "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    What exactly does this phrase mean, and what's the grammar behind it, like what meaning the verb "had" has in this idiom/phrase?

    Thanks in advance for your input and answers.
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    #2

    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    We need context. At least a full sentence and probably more would be helpful.

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    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    For example. "There were some scenes in this movie that had us all in our feelings."
    Last edited by en_buff; 04-Dec-2015 at 18:23.
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    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    I just Googled the phrase and came across some variants of the expression, like "She has got us all in our feelings again." Does this have a slightly different meaning?
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    #5

    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    It seems to mean that it stimulated their emotions/feelings.

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    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    Is this a common expression, and what does "had" mean here, "caused us to be"?
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    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    It's not a common expression. I've never heard it in 75 years as a native speaker.

    Where did you encounter it?

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    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    I've never heard it before.

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    #9

    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    I encountered it in an article but can't find it right now. However, here are a few places on the Web where it's used: https://www.google.com/search?q=has+...ur+feelings%22

    Could this expression be specific to a certain region, or even city, in the U.S., or another English-speaking country?
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    Re: "Had Us All in Our Feelings"

    I think it's rubbish. It doesn't mean anything.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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