have had it


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have had it (up to here)

to have reached the end of one's endurance or tolerance. (When used with up to here, can be accompanied by a gesture, such as the hand held at the neck.) Okay, I've had it. You kids go to bed this instant. We've all had it up to here with you, John. Get out!
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have had it

1. Also, have had it up to here. Have endured all one can, as in I've had it with their delays, or She has had it up to here with her hour-long commute.
2. Be in a state beyond remedy, repair, or salvage, as in That old coat has had it.
3. Be dead, as in His heart just stopped; he'd had it. All three colloquial usages, which appear to be shortenings of have had enough, date from the mid-1900s.
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have had it

INFORMAL
COMMON
1. If you say that someone has had it, you mean they are in very serious trouble or have no hope of succeeding. Unless she loses some weight, she's had it. He wants actors who can speak Welsh. Obviously I've had it.
2. If you say that you have had it, you mean that you are very tired from doing something and do not want to continue doing it. I've had it. Let's call it a day.
3. If you say that you have had it with someone or something, you mean that you are very angry with them and do not want to have anything more to do with them. I've had it with that kind of treatment of Americans. Note: You can also say that you have had it up to here with someone or something with the same meaning. One parent, justifying her choice of school, said: `I've had it up to here with state schools'.
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have had it

Informal
1. To have endured all that one can: I've had it with their delays.
2. To be in a state beyond remedy, repair, or salvage: That coat has had it.
3. To have done everything that is possible or that will be permitted.
See also: have
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