have cause to do

have cause to (do something)

To have a clear, legitimate reason to do something. If you violate your parole like that, the police will have cause to arrest you, OK?
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have cause to do something

to have a justifiable reason to do something. Do you have cause to think that Mary took your money? He had no cause to yell at me like that.
See also: cause, have
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