have (one) in (for something)

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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.
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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.
See also: have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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