have (a) use for (someone or something)

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have (a) use for (someone or something)

To have a specific purpose in mind or a need for someone or something. If you have a use for this old vacuum cleaner, feel free to take it. Anna has use for the interns today—they're going to help her with some filing project.
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have (a) use for someone or something

 
1. to have need for someone or something. (Often negative. Note the use of any and no in several examples.) I have no use for Josh and his big fancy car. See if you have use for this hammer. Do you have any use for this? I have no use for that.
2. to like someone or something. (Often negative. Note the use of any and no.) I don't have any use for sweet potatoes. I have no use for Harry.
See also: have, use