something has (got) to give

Definition of something has (got) to give

  1. —used to say that someone or something has to stop trying to resist or oppose something For the strike to be settled, something has (got) to give!

Word by Word Definitions

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

got
  1. : past tense and past participle ofget

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch


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