have (one's) rathers(redirected from had my rathers)
have (one's) rathers
To have one's choice or preference; to have things the way one would like them to be; to have one's way. Usually formulated as "if I had my rathers." Similar to the more common phrase "have one's druthers." I tell you, if I had my rathers, I'd spend the rest of my life living in Paris. If the president had his rathers, we'd be paying taxes for the privilege of breathing!
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have one's rathersand have one's druthers (More informal with druthers.)
to have what one prefers; to have one's way. If I had my rathers, we'd go out every Friday night. I suspect that if Joe had his druthers, he'd be taking Mary to the dance instead of Jill.
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