Let someone have it

vp To shoot someone. If you don't stop grabbing for my gun, I'm going to let you have it. 1940s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • let someone have it — very informal phrase to attack or criticize someone severely Thesaurus: to attack a person or objectsynonym to criticize stronglysynonym Main entry: let * * * informal attack someone physi …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone have it — let (someone) have it to attack someone physically or with words. When Joe got home late, Ann really let him have it …   New idioms dictionary

  • let someone have it — verb a) To attack someone with great force. At dawn we really let em have it with a 30 minute artillery barrage. b) To verbally assail someone. When I came home, he let me have it for wrecking the car …   Wiktionary

  • let someone have it — informal attack someone. → let …   English new terms dictionary

  • let someone have it — very informal to attack or criticize someone severely …   English dictionary

  • Let Him Have It — Infobox Film name =Let Him Have It caption = Let Him Have It imdb id = 0102288 writer = Neil Purvis, Robert Wade starring = Christopher Eccleston, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins director = Peter Medak producer = music = distributor = British Screen …   Wikipedia

  • let smb have it — hit someone hard He really let the other man have it when they got into a fight on the bus …   Idioms and examples

  • let someone be the judge of something — phrase used for saying that someone should have their own opinion about something and not accept what they are told Jane says I’m good at cooking, but I’ll let you be the judge of that! Thesaurus: to form an opinion, or to have an ideasynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone stew (in their own juice) — formal phrase to deliberately leave someone to worry about something that they have done wrong Thesaurus: to make someone worried or nervoussynonym Main entry: stew …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone off — 1 (informal) I ll let you off this time: PARDON, forgive, grant an amnesty to; deal leniently with, be merciful to, have mercy on; acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, vindicate; …   Useful english dictionary


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