let (one) have it
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let (one) have it
To verbally attack or strongly reprimand one. When the boss finds out that I was responsible for this printing error, he's really going to let me have it.
let me have it
Tell me the (typically bad) news or information. A: "We've got our financial reports for the last quarter." B: "OK, let me have it. It sure couldn't be worse than the last one." A: "Dan, there's something I need to talk to you about, but I don't know how to go about it." B: "It's all right, Tom. Just let me have it."
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let someone have it (with both barrels)
Fig. to strike someone or attack someone verbally. (With both barrels intensifies the phrase; it alludes to firing a double-barreled shotgun.) I really let Tom have it with both barrels. I told him he had better not do that again if he knows what's good for him. Bob was really angry and let John have it—with both barrels.
Let me have it!and Let's have it!
Inf. Tell me the news. Bill: I'm afraid there's some bad news. Bob: Okay. Let me have it! Bill: The plans we made did away with your job. Bob: What? John: I didn't want to be the one to tell you this. Bob: What is it? Let's have it!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
let somebody ˈhave it(spoken, informal) punish somebody or speak to them very angrily: She annoyed me so much that I let her have it. ♢ Dad will let you have it when he sees that mess.
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let (someone) have itInformal
1. To beat, strike, or shoot at someone.
2. To scold or punish.
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.