have a word

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Verb[edit]

have a word (third-person singular simple present has a word, present participle having a word, simple past and past participle had a word)

  1. (idiomatic) To speak to someone in private, often with a negative implication.
    I think we should have a word.
    She knew she was in big trouble when the teacher asked to have a word with her after class.

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