have bearing on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have bearing on

: 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 2f) oneself

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

  3. : a product of bearing : crop


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