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    if someone has had it, they are in serious trouble, or they are going to fail

    If the boss hears what you’ve been doing, you’ve had it.

    When they scored that second goal, I knew we’d had it.

  2. 2
    if something has had it, it cannot be used any longer because it is in such bad condition

    I’m afraid my old bike’s just about had it.

  3. 3
    to be so annoyed with someone or something that you do not want to be involved with them any longer
    have had it with:

    He says he’s had it with politics.

    have had it up to here (=be extremely annoyed):

    I’ve had it up to here with Kevin – he never stops complaining.

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