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Re: Having a go, having a lend, been had

Posted by GPP on October 26, 2003

In Reply to: Having a go, having a lend, been had posted by Lotg on October 26, 2003

: When taking the mickey out of someone, another term used is having a lend of them, having a go at them, and if you're a victim of such a thing, you've been had. Although 'having a go' is probably slightly different. It's more likely if someone's having a go at you, that they're insulting them, or undermining them in some way. So:

: 1. Having a lend of someone,
: 2. Having a go at someone,
: 3. I've been had

: I know what this all means, but taken literally it's a bit odd. Does anyone know the origins?

on this one, ref sillystuff and give them a whirl as well.