[Vocabulary] People don't have bosses, they have sponsors -mentors- who watch out for their intere

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whitehawke

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Hi, teacher!

People don't have bosses, they have sponsors -mentors- who watch out for their interests.

In the above, what does "have" mean exactly?

In my thinking, two "have" seem to mean "need". Is that right ?
 

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It's difficult to put it in any simpler terms.

There are no people called bosses - those people are called sponsors or mentors.

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Let's hope somebody else can express it more simply.

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not a teacher.

"Have" means "have" not "need."

I have a boss. That means there is a person in a position of being my supervisor. Have indicates possession. He is my boss. I have a boss. It's not exactly the same as "I have a pencil" but the idea is the same.
 
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