have against

have against
phrasal verb have against or have got against [transitive, never progressive]
Word forms "have against":
present tense I/you/we/they have/have got against he/she/it has/has got against present participle having/having got against past tense had/had got against past participle had/had got against
1) have something against someone to dislike someone or not approve of them for a particular reason

I don't know what he's got against me, but he's always criticizing my work.

have nothing against someone/not have anything against someone (= have no reason to dislike someone):

We've nothing against him personally: it's just that we don't trust politicians.

2) have something against something to be opposed to a plan or suggestion for a particular reason

I think it's a brilliant idea. What have you got against it?

have nothing against something/not have anything against something (= not have any reason to be opposed to something):

I've got nothing against intelligence tests, as long as they're done properly.


English dictionary. 2014.

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