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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.
(Definition of have occasion to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have occasion to do sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有必要做…,需要做……
in Chinese (Traditional) 有必要做…,需要做……
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