- What does “have at it” mean? When someone tells you to “have at it,” they are telling you that you should take the opportunity that you have and get to work on it. You must login to add an answer.
have an/(one's) ear to the ground; have an/any/no effect on (someone or something) have an/the edge over (someone or something) have an/the itch to (do something) have another guess coming; have another guess coming, to; have another string to (one's) bow; have another string/more strings to your bow; have another thing coming; have another think coming
Aug 18, 2021 · Added an answer on August 18, 2021 at 12:38 pm. When someone tells you to “have at it,” they are telling you that you should take the opportunity that you have and get to work on it. 1.
In modern usage, to have at is to attempt, to go ahead, or to attack physically. I suspect it comes from a shortening of the phrase have a go (at) , which is used in the very same situations. Have at it means try (to do) it , have at thee! announces an attack in Shakespearian English, and he had at her with a knife means he attacked her with it.
Nov 05 2007 06:19:40. Treeman. +0. Hi, In prisonbreak one,brad had a conversation with tweener, he said 'have at him'. what is 'have at him' meaning? It means 'Go ahead and attack him', either literally or figuratively. In other contexts, you can say things like ''Have at the problem', meaning 'Go ahead and try to solve or deal with the problem'. Best wishes, Clive.
have at it. Contexts. To quibble over trivial matters. To discuss (a subject), especially in a formal manner and with someone having an opposing view. To attempt or try to do (something) Verb. . To quibble over trivial matters. pettifog.
1. a. To be in possession of: already had a car. b. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function: has a beard; had a great deal of energy. c. To possess or contain as a constituent part: a car that has air bags. 2.