have sb on Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “have sb on” in the English Dictionary

"have sb on" in British English

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have sb on

UK informal (US put sb on)
phrasal verb with have uk   us   strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ /əv/ verb (had)
to ​persuade someone that something is ​true when it is not, usually as a ​joke: That's ​your new ​car? You're having me on!
(Definition of have sb on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have sb on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 哄骗(某人)…
in Turkish (şaka) kandırmak, öyle olduğunu düşünmesini sağlamak…
in Russian разыгрывать кого-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哄騙(某人)…
in Polish nabierać kogoś…
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