You use the forms have and has with a past participle to form the present perfect tense of verbs .
If you describe someone as a has-been, you are indicating in an unkind way that they were important or respected in the past, but they are not now.
has no equal:
If you say that someone or something has no equal, you think that there is nothing that is as good as them or that reaches the same standard .
Ha ha is used in writing to represent the sound that people make when they laugh .
to make an opening attack on, esp in fencing
to ask (a person) to give a service
to cause to appear for trial
to settle (a matter) or come to (a final decision ), esp by fighting or by frank discussion (often in the phrase have it out )
has had its day:
If you say that something has had its day, you mean that the period during which it was most successful or popular has now passed .
something has teeth:
said to mean that something, such as an organization or a law, has the necessary authority or power to make people obey it
the bird has flown:
said to mean that someone has escaped or disappeared
what has become of:
If you wonder what has become of someone or something, you wonder where they are and what has happened to them.
the bubble has burst:
said to mean that a situation or idea which was very successful has suddenly stopped being successful
the dust has settled:
said to mean that a situation has become calmer and steadier after a series of confusing or chaotic events
the worm has turned:
said to mean that someone who has tolerated a lot of bad treatment from other people without complaining unexpectedly changes their behaviour and starts to behave in a more forceful way
a ditch, one side of which is made into a retaining wall so as to enclose an area of land while remaining hidden in the total landscape
every dog has his day:
something good or lucky happens to everyone at one time or another
every dog has its day:
said to mean that everyone will be successful or lucky at some time in their life. This expression is sometimes used to encourage someone at a time when they are not having any success or luck.
everyone has their price:
said to mean that everyone can be persuaded to do something dishonest or immoral, if they are offered a large enough amount of money
not know what has hit one:
to be completely taken by surprise
someone has feet of clay:
said to mean that someone who is greatly admired or respected has serious faults or weaknesses which people generally do not know about
someone has had their day:
said to mean that the period during which someone was most successful has now passed
someone has raised their game:
If you say that someone has raised their game, you mean that they have begun to perform better, usually because they were under pressure to do so.
someone has shot their bolt:
said to mean that someone has done everything they can to achieve something but has failed, and now can do nothing else to achieve their aims
take priority/has priority:
If something takes priority or has priority over other things, it is regarded as being more important than them and is dealt with first .
someone has a heart of gold:
said to mean that someone is kind and generous, and enjoys helping other people
something has seen better days:
said to mean that something is old and in poor condition
every cloud has a silver lining:
If you say that every cloud has a silver lining, you mean that every sad or unpleasant situation has a positive side to it.
has been around/had been around:
If someone has been around, they have had a lot of experience of different people and situations .
rumour/legend/tradition etc has it:
You can use has it in expressions such as ' rumour has it that ' or ' as legend has it ' when you are quoting something that you have heard, but you do not necessarily think it is true .
someone has one foot in the grave:
said to mean that someone is very ill or very old and is likely to die soon . You use this expression when you are talking about illness and death in a light-hearted way.
something has a sting in the tail:
said to mean that although a remark or proposal seems, initially, welcome or pleasing, it contains an unpleasant part at the end
something has stood the test of time:
said to mean that something has proved its value and has not failed or has not gone out of fashion since it first appeared
someone or something has you in stitches:
said to mean that someone or something makes you laugh a lot
something has more holes than Swiss cheese:
said to mean that something, such as an argument or theory, has so many flaws that it cannot be taken seriously
lock the stable door after the horse has bolted:
to take precautions after harm has been done
sb has got to be kidding/sb must be kidding:
You can say ' you've got to be kidding ' or ' you must be kidding ' to someone if they have said something that you think is ridiculous or completely untrue .
someone has won the battle, but lost the war:
said to mean that in a struggle, someone has gained one small thing but lost something that is much more important
closing the stable door after the horse has bolted:
acting too late, because the problem that the action would have prevented has already occurred
to close the stable door after the horse has bolted:
If you say that someone has closed or shut the stable door after the horse has bolted, you mean that they have tried to prevent something happening but they have done so too late to prevent damage being done.
come full circle:
said to mean that something is now exactly the same as it used to be, although there has been a long period of changes
have done something more than someone has had hot dinners:
to have done something a great number of times
someone has made their bed and will have to lie on it:
said to mean that someone has to accept the unpleasant results of a decision which they made at an earlier time