not have it

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not have it

Also, have none of; not or won't or wouldn't hear of. Not allow; refuse to tolerate, accept, or endure. For example, Mary wanted to have the reception at home, but her mother would not have it, or I'll have none of your backtalk, or The minister wouldn't hear of a change in the worship service. [Late 1500s] The related not having any, for wanting no part of (as in Fund-raising? I'm not having any!) was first recorded in 1902.

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