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have all the answers

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to be ready with all the available information about something There's one kid in my class who always has her hand up and always has all the answers. I don't know what can be done - I don't have all the answers, but I do have a lot of questions.
Usage notes: often used to describe someone who wants other people to recognize their intelligence: I used to date someone who had all the answers, and he was such a bore.
See also: all, answer, have