have teeth

have teeth

if a law or organization has teeth, it has the power to make people obey it The committee can make recommendations but it has no real teeth.
See also: have, teeth
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WE SAY DENTAL expert Dr Nigel Carter is right to blame parents for the shocking rise in the number of local children who need to have teeth taken out.
As he made several warning feints toward my hand, I remember thinking in one smooth sentence: ``Hmmm, I wonder if gopher snakes have teeth - oh, yes, gopher snakes do indeed have teeth.
I always took the children for regular check ups - like every good mum should, yet secretly thought, why traipse along to the dentist every six months to have teeth poked with a sharp thing making holes that then have to be drilled, filled and .