Appendix:Snowclones/have X, will travel

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have X, will travel[edit]


Early 1900s. Popularized by a 1950s radio and TV show Have Gun—Will Travel, in which the main character, Paladin, carried a business card with the phrase "HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL".


  • Frequency: Very frequent (upward of 10 million Google results)
  • Most common uses: X can be any noun; first two pages of Google results show cake, baby, spacesuit, laptop, fork, guitar, phaser, saddle, sword, children, justice, trunk, and kids.