been had

This page is about the conversational phrase been had


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."

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