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have (one) in (for something)
1. To invite one in (to some place) for a particular purpose. A: "Tom is out playing with a new friend." B: "Oh, that's great! Why don't we have him in for dinner?" The producers had me in to see an early screening of their new movie.
2. To request, instruct, or command one to come in (to some place) for a particular purpose. The boss had us all in for an emergency meeting this morning.
have (someone) in
To invite or allow someone to enter one's home. I had our new neighbor in for a cup of tea today—she seems very sweet.
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have someone in
to call or invite someone into one's home. (Fixed order.) I'll have the plumber in to fix that leak. We had friends in for bridge last night.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.