have (one) up

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have (one) up

1. To indict, arrest, or try one for a crime. Usually used in passive constructions. The CEO was had up for embezzling nearly $18 million of company money.
2. To invite one to some location, especially some location further north, as a guest or for a particular purpose. My cousins in Montana are having us up for Thanksgiving this year. The board of directors want to have me up for another interview next week.
3. To pin one on or against something. The bullies had the small child up against the wall as they rifled through his schoolbag.
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have (someone) up (for something)

to invite someone to a place that is on a higher level or in the north, for a meal, party, cards, etc. (Fixed order.) We would like to have you up for dinner some evening. We will have you up soon.
See also: have, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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