Meaning of “have occasion to do sth” in the English Dictionary

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"have occasion to do sth" in British English

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have occasion to do sth


to need to do something:

Of course, as a teacher I had authority, but rarely did I have occasion to use it.

(Definition of “have occasion to do sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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