what it takes, have (got)

what it takes, have (got)
 (Have) the right qualities (for a particular situation).

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  • have got what it takes — have (got) what it takes ► to have the necessary qualities or abilities to do something: »Have you got what it takes to be in charge of a department? »If you don t have what it takes, you re not going to last long. Main Entry: ↑take …   Financial and business terms

  • have what it takes — have (got) what it takes ► to have the necessary qualities or abilities to do something: »Have you got what it takes to be in charge of a department? »If you don t have what it takes, you re not going to last long. Main Entry: ↑take …   Financial and business terms

  • have (got) what it takes — have (got) what it ˈtakes idiom (informal) to have the qualities, ability, etc. needed to be successful Main entry: ↑takeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have what it takes — tv. to have the skills, power, intelligence, etc., to do something. (Have got can replace have.) □ I know I’ve got what it takes. □ I guess I don’t have what it takes to be a composer …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have what it takes — See got what it takes …   English idioms

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • what — W1S1 [wɔt US wa:t, wʌt] pron, determiner, predeterminer [: Old English; Origin: hwAt] 1.) used to ask for information or for someone s opinion ▪ What are you doing? ▪ What subjects did you enjoy most? ▪ What colour is the new carpet? ▪ What s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • have */*/*/ — strong UK [hæv] / US weak UK [əv] / US UK [həv] / US verb Word forms have : present tense I/you/we/they have he/she/it has strong UK [hæz] / US weak UK [əz] / US UK [həz] / US present participle having past tense had strong UK [hæd] / US weak UK… …   English dictionary

  • what — 1 predeterminer, determiner, pronoun 1 used when asking questions about a thing or person, or a kind of thing or person that you do not know anything about: What are you doing? | What colour is the new carpet? | “What do you do?” “I m a teacher.” …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Have Dreams, Will Travel — (recently changed to West Texas Lullaby) Have Dreams, Will Travel movie poster Directed by Brad Isaacs …   Wikipedia

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