have a lend of

have a lend of
Australian Slang
take advantage of somebody's gullibility, have someone on; tease someone: "He's having a lend of you"

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  • Have a lend of — take advantage of somebody s gullibility, have someone on; tease someone: He s having a lend of you …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • have a lend (of someone) — vb Australian to deceive, bamboozle, lie about. The phrase is related to older locutions such as get a lend of/have a loan of which refer to a dishonest individual taking advantage of another by borrowing from them. ► You better be sure he s… …   Contemporary slang

  • lend — 1. see loan. Use of lend for borrow (May I lend your pen?) occurs in some British dialects but is non standard. 2. Use of lend as a noun occurs in British dialect use and colloquially in New Zealand, but is non standard: • Could you give me the… …   Modern English usage

  • lend — [c]/lɛnd / (say lend) verb (lent, lending) –verb (t) 1. to give the temporary use of (money, etc.) for a consideration. 2. to grant the use of (something) with the understanding that it (or its equivalent in kind) shall be returned. 3. to furnish …  

  • lend — n Australian See have a lend (of someone) …   Contemporary slang

  • Lend-Lease — (Public Law 77 11) [http://books.google.com/books?id=hUoIaQqipboC pg=PA28 Crossed Currents By Jean Ebbert, Marie Beth Hall, Edward Latimer Beach] was the name of the program under which the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom,… …   Wikipedia

  • lend — W3S3 [lend] v past tense and past participle lent [lent] [: Old English; Origin: lAnan, from lAn; LOAN1] 1.) a) [T] to let someone borrow money or something that belongs to you for a short time →↑borrow lend sth to sb ▪ I lent my CD p …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lend — (l[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lent} (l[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lending}.] [OE. lenen, AS. l[=ae]nan, fr. l[=ae]n loan; akin to G. lehnen to lend. See {Loan}.] 1. To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lend — [lend] vt. lent, lending [< ME lenen (with unhistoric d < pt.) < OE lænan < læn, a LOAN] 1. to let another use or have (a thing) temporarily and on condition that it, or the equivalent, be returned: opposed to BORROW 2. to let out… …   English World dictionary

  • lend your support — (to sth) ► to support someone or something: »I have lent my support to his plan for a private referendum. Main Entry: ↑lend …   Financial and business terms

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