have someone going

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

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: See have, go.
    She had him going around in circles.
    Grandpa had Johnny going shopping for him.
  2. (colloquial) To temporarily convince someone of a falsehood.
    You had me going for a minute there when you said Jimmy Wales had been asking for me.
  3. (colloquial) To cause someone to be excited, aroused, or upset.
    When he was lying still on the field, he really had me going. I was afraid he was dead.


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