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have (something) out
To have something removed surgically, as due to medical necessity. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, you'll have to have them out sooner than later. Yeah, I had my tonsils out when I was seven.
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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!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
have it out
To settle decisively, especially by means of an argument or a discussion.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.