to have no scruples meaning, to have no scruples definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( 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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exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
v.
continue to have something; keep something
adj.
large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
adj.
serving no purpose
exp.
not an easy task
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
non, pas encore
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
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.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
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
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
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