have words


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have words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John's having words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to have words with him if his behavior doesn't improve.
See also: have, word

have words

Euph. to argue. From the sound of things, Bill and his father had words last night. We had words on the subject of money.
See also: have, word