have words with someone

have words with someone
have words (with (someone)) to speak to someone angrily.

The coach had words with several of his players when the game was over.


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  • have words with — have words (with (someone)) to speak to someone angrily. The coach had words with several of his players when the game was over …   New idioms dictionary

  • exchange words (with someone) — have/exchange/words (with someone) phrase to have an argument with someone Tom and I have already had words about that today. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • have words — (with (someone)) to speak to someone angrily. The coach had words with several of his players when the game was over …   New idioms dictionary

  • have news for someone — spoken phrase used for telling someone some news, especially bad news You think she likes you? Well, I’ve got news for you. She doesn’t! Thesaurus: general words for information, news and factssynonym Main entry: news * * * have news for someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a way with someone — have a way with (someone/something) to be especially good in dealing with someone or something. My son has a way with little kids. She had a way with words that was fantastic …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a nodding acquaintance with someone — have a nodding acquaintance with someone/be on nodding terms with someone/ phrase to know someone well enough to say ‘hello’ to them, but not know them very well Thesaurus: words used to describe relations and relationshipshyponym friendship and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a quiet word with someone — spoken phrase to speak to someone in an informal way about a problem Maybe I should have a quiet word with Tom’s teacher? Thesaurus: general words meaning to say somethingsynonym Main entry: quiet …   Useful english dictionary

  • have words — to speak to someone angrily. There were several penalties and the referee had words with one of the players after the match. (usually + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • Words with two pronunciations — ◊ different meanings Several words have different pronunciations when they are used with different meanings or in different ways. Some of these words are explained in other entries. See entries at ↑ lead, ↑ read, ↑ use used used to, ↑ wind, and ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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