have it in (one) to (do something)

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have it in (one) to (do something)

To have or possess a specific skill or trait. Wow, Alice is a beautiful singer—I didn't know she had it in her to do that. Honestly, I'm not sure he has it in him to deal with this.
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have it in one to do something

to have the motivation or inspiration to do something. She just doesn't have it in her to go back home. I wanted to help out, but I just didn't have it in me.
See also: have, one
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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