have anything/something to say about

idiom

1
: to have an opinion to express about (something)
I asked what she thought about the movie, but she didn't have anything to say about it.
2
: to have the ability to affect or influence (something)
"I'm going to the party." "Not if I have anything/something to say about it."

Examples of have anything/something to say about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nor does the party have anything to say about the world’s biggest humanitarian crises—neither Syria nor Yemen merits a mention. Steve Bloomfield, Foreign Affairs, 9 Dec. 2019 Executives with the National Association of Chief Executive Officers might have something to say about this trend — if only to deny it — but its website does not list any actual human beings affiliated with the group. David Streitfeld, New York Times, 28 May 2024 Tom Brandel and the Lions may have something to say about that, but the county title isn’t the only thing on Liberty’s radar. Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 20 Mar. 2024 Both candidates have something to say about the road, which became the new alignment of U.S. Highway 18 in Waukesha. Nelson, who served as Waukesha mayor for four years during its later planning stages, noted his role predates his election to the county board. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 The film does have something to say about patriarchal Nepalese culture, in which women like Pema are obliged to defend their virtue against accusations by their husbands. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Feb. 2024 Everybody is going have something to say about everything. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 Of course, Phoenix Desert Vista, Phoenix Pinnacle, Chandler Basha, or even Tucson Magnet might have something to say about that. Logan Stanley, The Arizona Republic, 26 Jan. 2024 Carlsbad and a loaded Del Norte team could have something to say about the champion. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024

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“Have anything/something to say about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20anything%2Fsomething%20to%20say%20about. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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