let (someone) have it

Definition of let (someone) have it

informal
:to attack, punish, or criticize (someone) in a violent or angry way
  • When she found out what they'd been doing, she really let them have it.

Word by Word Definitions

let play
  1. : hinder, prevent

  1. : something that impedes : obstruction

  2. : a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. : to cause to : make

  2. : to offer or grant for rent or lease

  3. : to assign especially after bids

  1. : small one

  2. : article worn on

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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