have what it takes


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have what it takes

To have the ability to do something. She's pretty talented—I think she might have what it takes to become a Hollywood actress.
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have what it takes

 and have got what it takes
to have the skills, power, intelligence, etc., to do something. I know I've got what it takes. I guess I don't have what it takes to be a composer.
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have what it takes

have the necessary qualities or attributes for success. informal
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have what it ˈtakes (to do something)

(informal) have the qualities, ability, etc. needed to be successful: He’s certainly ambitious, but if you ask me he hasn’t really got what it takes to be the best.
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have what it takes

tv. to have the skills, power, intelligence, etc., to do something. (Have got can replace have.) I guess I don’t have what it takes to be a composer.
See also: have, take, what