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.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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
n.
avoir le coup
n.
avoir le coup de main
n.
avoir quelque chose de prévu
n.
avoir le coup d'oeil
n.
avoir un bon fromage
n.
avoir la bouche sèche
n.
avoir du temps devant soi
n.
avoir le dessus
n.
avoir l'impression que
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 une dent contre quelqu'un
n.
avoir mal aux dents, aux yeux
n.
avoir un mal de tête, de dents
n.
avoir un mal de tête, de dents
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