have a lot to answer for

Definition of have a lot to answer for

:to be responsible for many bad things that have happened
  • The company executives have a lot to answer for.

Word by Word Definitions

lot play
  1. : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance

  2. : the use of lots as a means of deciding something

  3. : the resulting choice

  1. : allot, apportion

  2. : to form or divide into lots

  1. : a nephew of Abraham who according to the account in Genesis escaped from the doomed city of Sodom with his wife who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back

answer play
  1. : something spoken or written in reply to a question

  2. : a correct response

  3. : a reply to a legal charge or suit : plea

  1. : to speak or write in reply

  2. : to be or make oneself responsible or accountable

  3. : to make amends : atone


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