have it out (with someone)(redirected from have it out with him)
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have it out (with someone)
To have an argument, verbal fight, or frank discussion (with someone), especially to settle something that has caused anger, frustration, or annoyance. I had to have it out with my roommate because he never does his share of cleaning in the house. Tom and his boyfriend are always having it out.
have something out (with someone)
to settle a disagreement or a complaint. (Fixed order.) John has been mad at Mary for a week. He finally had it out with her today. I'm glad we are having this out today.
have something out
to have something, such as a tooth, stone, tumor, removed surgically. (Fixed order.) You are going to have to have that tumor out. I don't want to have my tooth out!
have it out
Settle decisively, especially in an argument or discussion. For example, "I shall double-lock myself in with him and have it out before I die" (Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, 1839). [Early 1800s]
have it out with someoneattempt to resolve a contentious matter by confronting someone and engaging in a frank discussion or argument. informal
have it ˈout with somebodyhave a serious discussion with somebody in order to end a disagreement, quarrel, etc: You must stop ignoring Fred because of what he said, and have it out with him once and for all.
have it out
To settle decisively, especially by means of an argument or a discussion.