have (one's)/its moments

have (one's)/its moments

To sporadically experience success. A: "Hey, that's a great idea." B: "See, I have my moments."
See also: have, moment

have one's moments

Also, have its moments. Experience or undergo brief periods of distinction. For example, It wasn't an outstanding performance, but it had its moments, or "Even a mailman has his moments" ( Saturday Evening Post, April 9, 1927). [Early 1900s]
See also: have, moment

have your moments

1. If you say that someone or something has their moments, you mean that there are times when they are successful or interesting, but that this does not happen very often. The film has its moments. Jose probably isn't as talented as Mitch, but he has his moments.
2. If you say that someone or something has their moments, you mean that they sometimes do bad things or cause problems. Dick has his moments and he can flare up, but it's usually when he feels his authority is being challenged.
See also: have, moment

have your (or its) moments

have short periods that are better or more impressive than others.
See also: have, moment
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