have a lot, something, nothing, etc. going for you

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have (something) going for (one)

To have something that is favorable, beneficial, or advantageous to one. Well, I gained a lot of experience in IT from my last job, so at least I have that going for me. I know the job market is pretty treacherous at the moment, but I have a few things going for me that should help me find the right career.
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have nothing going for (someone or something)

To lack anything that is favorable, beneficial, or advantageous to someone or something. With little computer experience, Lester really has nothing going for him as he tries to find a job in today's technologically-advanced world. Honestly, this dish really has nothing going for it. It's undercooked, underseasoned, and just plain bad.
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have a lot, something, nothing, etc. ˈgoing for you

have many, some, no, etc. achievements, skills, advantages, etc: As the very intelligent daughter of rich parents, she’s got a lot going for her.No job, no qualifications, nowhere to live. He doesn’t have much going for him, does he?
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