have (someone) back

idiom

Definition of have (someone) back

1 : to be with (someone who has returned) again Welcome home! It's great to have you back (with us again)! We'd love to have you back for another visit. He longs to have her back in his life. The doctor said he'd like to have me back for more tests next week.
2 : to allow (someone) to return He wants to return to his wife, but she won't have him back.

Learn More About have (someone) back

Dictionary Entries Near have (someone) back

have someone's number

have (someone) back

have (someone) in the palm of one's hand

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for have (someone) back

Cite this Entry

“Have (someone) back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28someone%29%20back. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!