have\ smth\ on

have\ smth\ on
v. phr. informal
To have information or proof that someone did something wrong.

Mr. Jones didn't want to run for office because he knew the opponents had something on him.

Mr. Smith keeps paying blackmail to a man who has something on him.

Although Miss Brown is not a good worker, her boss does not fire her because she has something on him.

Compare: get the goods on Contrast: have nothing on

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • have smth at one's finger-tips/ends — (from Idioms in Speech) to be able to repeat or use without any trouble (generally of something committed to memory); to be very familiar with something He had all the figures, all the facts at his finger ends. (A. Cronin) There s no need to… …   Idioms and examples

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  • have\ the\ goods\ on — • get the goods on • have the goods on v. phr. slang To find out true and, often, bad information about; discover what is wrong with; be able to prove the guilt of. Tell the truth, Johnny. We know who your girl is because we ve got the goods on… …   Словарь американских идиом

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