have (something) going for (one)(redirected from have going for them)
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have (something) going for (one)
To have something that is favorable, beneficial, or advantageous to one. Well, I gained a lot of experience in IT from my last job, so at least I have that going for me. I know the job market is pretty treacherous at the moment, but I have a few things going for me that should help me find the right career.
have going for one
Have in one's favor or of benefit to one. For example, They have enough going for them that their new store should be a success, or Mary is very talented; she has a lot going for her. [Mid-1900s] Also see have a good thing going.
have — going for youhave a specified factor or factors in your favour. informal
1997 Marian Keyes Rachel's Holiday All we really had going for us was our hair; mine was long and dark and hers was long and blonde.