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 (just about) had it

(spoken)
1. to not be willing or able to continue doing something We've been to three museums today and I've just about had it.
2. to fail to work The vacuum cleaner just quit - I think it's had it.
Usage notes: usually said of something the no longer works because of too much use
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have had it

  (informal)
1. if you say that if something happens, someone has had it, you mean that they will die or they will fail in what they are trying to do When they run out of ammunition, they've had it. The course is hard, and if you can't face that fact, you've had it.
2. to be tired or bored with what you are doing and decide to stop it I've had it for today. Let's go home.
3. if something has had it, it is so damaged it cannot be repaired I think this washing machine's had it.
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have had it (up to here)

  (informal)
to be so angry about something that you do not want to continue with it or even think about it any more I've had it! From now on they can clear up their own mess. (often + with ) I've had it up to here with lawyers!
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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
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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