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have had it

1. To be frustrated with someone or something. In this usage, the phrase can be followed with "up to here" as an intensifier. I called a babysitter because I've had it with toddler temper tantrums today. I've had it up to here with the lack of raises at this job. Why do I even bother putting forth effort every day?
2. To be in disrepair to the point of disposal. These boots have had it—the sole has completely worn away in some spots.
3. To be in a situation that is unlikely to succeed. The coach is looking for offensively gifted players, so I guess I've had it.
4. To be eager to stop doing something. I've had it with these stupid exercises—can we please sit down for a minute?
5. To be dead. If the fish is floating at the top of the tank, he's definitely 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

1 be in a very poor condition; be beyond repair or past its best. 2 be extremely tired. 3 have lost all chance of survival. 4 be unable to tolerate someone or something any longer. informal
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have ˈhad it

(informal)
1 be in a very bad condition; be unable to be repaired: This television’s had it; we’ll have to get a new one.The car had had it.
2 be extremely tired: I’ve had it! I’m going to bed.
3 have lost all chance of surviving something: When the truck smashed into me, I thought I’d had it.
4 be going to experience something unpleasant: Dad saw you scratch the car — you’ve had it now!
5 (also have had it up to here (with somebody/something)) be unable to accept a situation any longer: I’ve had it with him — he’s let me down once too often.I’ve had it up to here with these tax forms.
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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.
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