have bearing on

Definition of have bearing on

  1. :  to affect or influence a decision —usually used in negative statements Personal feelings had no bearing on our decision.

Word by Word Definitions

bearing
  1. :  the manner in which one behaves or comports oneself :  the manner in which one bears (see 2bear 1c) oneself

    :  the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit

    :  a product of bearing :  crop


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