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Having a go, having a lend, been had

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 06, 2003

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

: I've never heard of "having a lend of someone," but in my vocabulary, "having a go at someone," or more often, "at something," means giving it a try, which in the case of someone, means trying to overcome them physically. The expression "I've been had" means "I've been made a fool of." One can be made a fool of in many ways, some of them financially costly. If you are, for instance, taken by a con man, or taken for a ride (other than by a gangster), you've been had.

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