something has (got) to give

Definition of something has (got) to give

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

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

got
  1. : past tense and past participle of get

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

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

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch


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