English version

have a word

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave a wordhave a wordespecially spokenTALK TO somebody to talk to someone quickly, especially because you need their advice about something or you want to tell them to do something Could I have a word?have a word with I’ll have a word with him and see if he’ll help.have a quick/brief word I was hoping to have a quick word with you.have/exchange a few words Could I have a few words with you? word
Examples from the Corpus
have a wordBetter have a word with her about the domestic arrangements.You know, they have words, you read them?-Smartass, he said.I really came to have a word with Charles Julian.Eventually the managing director was forced to have a word with him.The cruise industry would love to have a word with you.Before I went, though, I managed to have a word on the side with the lass.I wanted to have a word with you about Yorick.
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