have a keen eye for detail meaning, have a keen eye for detail definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( has    3rd person present)   ( having    present participle)   ( had    past tense & past participle  )   (AUXILIARY VERB USES)  
In spoken English, forms of have    are often shortened, for example I have is shortened to I've and has not is shortened to hasn't.         
1       aux   You use the forms have    and has with a past participle to form the present perfect tense of verbs.      
Alex has already gone...      AUX -ed  
My term hasn't finished yet...      AUX -ed  
What have you found so far?...      AUX -ed  
Frankie hasn't been feeling well for a long time.      AUX been -ing  
2       aux   You use the form had with a past participle to form the past perfect tense of verbs.  
When I met her, she had just returned from a job interview...      AUX -ed  
3       aux   Have is used in question tags.  
You haven't sent her away, have you?...      cl AUX n  
4       aux   You use have    when you are confirming or contradicting a statement containing `have', `has', or `had', or answering a question.      
`Have you been to York before?'—`Yes we have.'      AUX  
5       aux   The form having with a past participle can be used to introduce a clause in which you mention an action which had already happened before another action began.  
He arrived in San Francisco, having left New Jersey on January 19th...      AUX -ed  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
have a great time; enjoy oneself
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
avoir le coup
avoir l'impression que
avoir une langue de vipère
avoir un chat dans la gorge
avoir le chic pour ça
brothers of the blue eye
perceived visually
E.g. How much of the info taken in by the eye do we memorize? (meaning: How much of what we see do we remember?)
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
oeil pour oeil, dent pour dent
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