have news for someone


have news for someone
have news for someone spoken phrase
used for telling someone some news, especially bad news

You think she likes you? Well, I’ve got news for you. She doesn’t!

Thesaurus: general words for information, news and factssynonym
Main entry: news

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have news for someone
— used when you are making a definite and forceful statement that someone does not expect, know about, or agree with

“You think you're going to win? Well, I've got news for you: you're not.”

People tell me that my business will never succeed. Well, I have news for them. I'm going to make a profit by the end of the year.

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Main Entry:news

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have news for someone — spoken used for telling someone some news, especially bad news You think she likes you? Well, I ve got news for you. She doesn t! …   English dictionary

  • news — [ nuz ] noun uncount *** 1. ) information about something that has happened recently: I m afraid I ve got some bad news. I wrote to John telling him all the latest news. news for: Good news for home owners! news of/about: Friends expressed shock… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • news */*/*/ — UK [njuːz] / US [nuz] noun [uncountable] Get it right: news: Although the word news has an s on the end, it is an uncountable noun, so: ▪  it is never used in the plural ▪  it does not follow a Wrong: She now lives in exile, but the good news are …   English dictionary

  • news — W1S1 [nju:z US nu:z] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: new] 1.) information about something that has happened recently ▪ I m not sure how he s going to react to the news. ▪ The good news is that tomorrow will be fine and sunny. ▪ You seem upset not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — [hav; ] also, as before [ “] to [ haf] vt. had [had; ] unstressed [, həd, əd] having [ME haven (earlier habben) < OE habban, akin to OHG haben, ON hafa, Goth haban < IE base * kap , to grasp > Gr kaptein, to gulp down, L capere, to take …   English World dictionary

  • news — noun (U) 1 information about something that has happened recently: That s great news! | Sit down and tell me all your news. (+ about/of): There hasn t been any news of him since he left home. (+ that): Our delegates returned with the news that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • have — 1 strong, auxiliary verb past tense had, strong, third person singularpresent tense has; strong, negative short forms: haven t, hadn t, hasn t 1 used with the past participle of another verb to make the perfect tense of that verb: We have… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • have */*/*/ — strong UK [hæv] / US weak UK [əv] / US UK [həv] / US verb Word forms have : present tense I/you/we/they have he/she/it has strong UK [hæz] / US weak UK [əz] / US UK [həz] / US present participle having past tense had strong UK [hæd] / US weak UK… …   English dictionary

  • have — have1 W1S1 [v, əv, həv strong hæv] auxiliary v past tense and past participle had [d, əd, həd strong hæd] third person singular has [z, əz, həz strong hæz] [: Old English; Origin: habban] 1.) used with past participles to form ↑perfect tenses ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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