the haves

the haves

Those who enjoy a large amount of material wealth; the upper class or the wealthy. Used especially in juxtaposition to "the have-nots," i.e., the poor. We need to wrest control and resources away from the haves of this country and redistribute them equally across the population! I come from a long line of poor folk, so I vowed at a young age to do whatever it took to become successful one of the haves. In the corrupt country, there are only two types of people—the haves and the have-nots.
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the haves

n. the wealthy; those who have money. (Compare this with the have-nots.) The haves seem to be able to take care of themselves.
See also: have
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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