have made

have (something) made

To hire someone to make or prepare something specially for one. She must have had a fancy gown like that made for the gala.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have something made

to hire someone to make something. Isn't it a lovely coat? I had to have it made because I couldn't find one I liked in a store. We had the cake made at the bakery. Our oven isn't big enough for a cake that size.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This is what he called "coming to a tragic end." This is what is to be read, on the subject of his dramatic triumphs, in 1483, in the accounts of the "Ordinary:" "To Jehan Marchand and Pierre Gringoire, carpenter and composer, who have made and composed the mystery made at the Chãtelet of Paris, at the entry of Monsieur the Legate, and have ordered the personages, clothed and dressed the same, as in the said mystery was required; and likewise, for having made the scaffoldings thereto necessary; and for this deed,--one hundred livres."
'Let me first establish my position as a friend,' thought I - 'the patron and playfellow of her son, the sober, solid, plain-dealing friend of herself, and then, when I have made myself fairly necessary to her comfort and enjoyment in life (as I believe I can), we'll see what next may be effected.'
Brooke I make a further remark perhaps less warranted by precedent--namely, that if he had foreknown his speech, it might not have made any great difference.
Pair make it to finals of fashion competition A fashion designer from Walsall and a makeup artist from Wolverhampton have made the finals of a regional competition.
Now Dubai-based comparison site YallaCompare has created a list based on which nationalities have made the least amount of motor insurance claims.
Australians and Americans are the UAE's joint-third safest drivers -- just 6.9 per cent of drivers from these countries have made a claim on their insurance policies in the past year, the report said.
Australians and Americans are the UAE's joint-third safest drivers; just 6.9% of drivers from these countries have made a claim on their insurance policies in the past year.
LONDON Welsh have made Scarlets prop Peter Edwards and Wasps fly-half Will Robinson their latest signings as they target a rapid return to the English Premiership.
This award looked at candidates who have come into legal marketing in the last two years and have made a significant impact in that time
Far too many people have a hard time grasping the fact that taxes in this country aren't 100 percent of income and that one is always better off to have made the money--and pay the tax--than not having made the money in the first place.
high school students are sexually active and even higher proportions have made a recent preventive health visit, primary care providers do not use these opportunities to routinely discuss sexual and reproductive health.
Although several CEOs caught up in the wave of recent scandals have made news for their acts of contrition, few have actually apologized.
Vasari praised his nocturnal scenes yet disparaged him for having made "simili fantasie" rather than "cose grandi." Unlike the vast output and fame of his contemporary Titian, Savoldo seems to have made few works, and did not seek renown.
Consequently, tax practitioners can offer little assistance to families who have had loans go sour or who have made loan guarantees.
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