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have a word

This page is about the collocation have a word

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to talk about something with somebody

For example

  • Why don't you have a word with Linda and see what she thinks?

  • My boss said he wanted to have a word, so I followed him into his office.

Note:
Related collocations include include "have a talk" and "have a chat"

Quick Quiz

I wanted to have a word with her, so we

a. exchanged long emails

b. sat down and talked

c. each said a word

Contributor: Matt Errey