haves and have-nots meaning, haves and have-nots definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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have-nots

  
  
If you refer to two groups of people as haves and have-nots   , you mean that the first group are very wealthy and the second group are very poor. You can also refer generally to poor people as have-nots.      
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have, have sex, harvest, haven

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
avoir le coup
n.
avoir le coup de main
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
n.
avoir quelque chose de prévu
n.
avoir le coup d'oeil
n.
avoir un bon fromage
n.
avoir la bouche sèche
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
n.
avoir du temps devant soi
n.
avoir l'impression que
n.
avoir le dessus
n.
avoir une langue de vipère
n.
avoir l'idée que
n.
avoir l'idée que
n.
avoir mal à la tête, à l'estomac
n.
casser la croûte
n.
avoir mal aux dents, aux yeux
n.
avoir une dent contre quelqu'un
n.
avoir un mal de tête, de dents
n.
avoir un mal de tête, de dents
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
v.
continue to have something; keep something
n.
avoir le temps de (faire)
n.
avoir les dents longues
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
n.
avoir le chic pour ça
n.
avoir la bouche pâteuse
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