have (sexual) relations (with someone)

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have (sexual) relations (with someone)

To engage in sexual activity (with someone); to have or be in a sexual relationship (with someone). As there was no hard evidence that Mr. Smith's ex-wife had sexual relations outside of marriage, the judge was obliged to uphold the prenuptial agreement during the divorce proceedings. I hear Jim got fired for having relations with his secretary.
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have relations with someone

Euph. to have sexual relations with someone. While engaged to Mary, he was having relations with at least two other women. She was having relations with one of her employees, which was strictly against policy.
See also: have, relation
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"She's not allowed to have sexual relations with the man of the house.
On the other hand, when under the influence of alcohol, one's ability to give voluntary consent to have sexual relations is reduced.
a) Buy her several drinks in order to have sexual relations with her.
We included an additional question to assess the boys' use of the strategy of using alcohol as a means to have sexual relations with girls in social/dating situations.
With respect to the evaluation of the first behavior described ("buy her several drinks in order to have sexual relations with her"), statistically significant effects were found for the variables (a) Sex, F (1,333) = 51.1, p < .001, [[eta].sub.2] = .13, (b) RMA group, F (1,333) = 25.3, p < .001, [[eta].sub.2] = .07, and also (c) the interaction between them, F (1,333) = 13.1,p < .001, [[eta].sub.2] = .04.
With respect to participants' evaluations of the second statement (keep insisting and verbally pressuring her until she consents to have sexual relations with him), that also implies a form of coercion and nonconsensual sexual relations, the results of the 2x2 ANOVA were similar to those of the first statement (Figure 2).
For the evaluations of the behavior "talking to her and openly telling her that he wants to have sexual relations with her," the 2x2 ANOVA (Sex x RMA group) did not reveal significant differences as a function of any of our independent variables, nor was the interaction between them found to be significant.
In the last two items, a hypothetical situation was described wherein the woman, although she did not want to have sexual relations with the man, accepted his buying her drinks.
In the section on clients, Lubet writes about a variety of clients and their legal problems, ranging from Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations" statement to a Wal-Mart photo clerk fired for contacting the police about a photo of a baby crawling amid money and drugs.
Under the proposed new legislation, adults would not be able to legally have sexual relations with anyone under the age of 16.
It was Clinton's most famous line ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky") and the subsequent debate on whether receiving oral sex qualified as "sexual relations" that produced the apparently shocking disclosure that a lot of teenagers were not only engaging in oral sex but regarding it as not quite sex.
This argument in brief is that if a gay man cannot have sexual relations with a lifelong male partner, he is condemned to a life of loneliness.
He also was having sex with a slave woman and arranging for her to have sexual relations with male slaves while he watched.
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