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have occasion to do sth

formal
to need to do something: Of course, as a teacher I had authority, but rarely did I have occasion to use it.
Translations of “have occasion to do sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有必要做…,需要做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 有必要做…,需要做……
(Definition of have occasion to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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