had it (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase had it (2)

Meaning

very likely to fail, lose, go bankrupt, etc.

For example

  • "If the teachers find out you've been cheating, you've had it. You'll be expelled, for sure."

  • "We knew we'd had it when Liverpool scored a third goal."

Note:
Always used in one of the perfect tenses, as in "we'd had it", "you've had it", "they'll have just about had it", etc.

Quick Quiz

Bill said, "The government's had it." He thinks it'll

a. win power

b. lose power

c. keep power

Contributor: Matt Errey