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been had

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase been had

Meaning

to have been cheated, conned or overcharged

For example

  • When he said he'd paid a hundred dollars, I said, "You've been had, mate. It's usually only fifty dollars."

  • "Is her ring made of real gold?"
    "I'm afraid not. It looks like she's been had."

Note:
Always used in one of the perfect tenses.

Quick Quiz

If someone says "You've been had", they think you've

a. paid too little

b. paid too much

c. paid a fair price

Contributor: Matt Errey