Meaning of “have (got) something on someone” in the English Dictionary

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"have (got) something on someone" in American English

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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)