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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?

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