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have (got) something on someone

phrasal verb with have verb [T]

(KNOW)

to know secret or damaging information about someone: She threatened to go to the newspapers, but she hasn’t got anything on me.
(Definition of have (got) something on someone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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