have going for one

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have going for one

Have in one's favor or of benefit to one. For example, They have enough going for them that their new store should be a success, or Mary is very talented; she has a lot going for her. [Mid-1900s] Also see have a good thing going.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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