let\ one\ have\ it

• let one have it
• let one have it with both barrels
• let's have it
v. phr.
1a. slang
To hit hard.

He drew back his fist and let the man have it.

Give him a kick in the pants; let him have it!

Syn.: give it to.
1b. slang
To use a weapon on; to shoot or knife.

The guard pulled his gun and let the robber have it in the leg.

Compare: open up
1c. • let one have it with both barrels
slang
To attack with words; scold; criticize.

Mary kept talking in class until the teacher became angry and let her have it.

Syn.: light into(2)
2. informal To tell about it. - Used in the imperative phrase, "let's have it".

Now, Mary, let's have it from the beginning.

We will take turns reading; John, let's have it from page one.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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