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Phrasal Verbs

have on (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb have on (1)

Meaning: If you have something on, you are wearing it.

For example:

  • have on What did the little girl have on when she went missing?

  • have something on Chris had a baseball cap on when he entered the courtroom, so no wonder the judge didn't like him.

Nouns often used as objects with have on (1): shirt, pants, shoes, headphones, glasses, hat, lipstick, make-up

Quick Quiz:

What do boxers usually have on as they step into the boxing ring?

a. a pair of flippers

b. a pair of gloves

c. a pair of scissors

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