Definition of have (got) something on in US English:

have (got) something on

phrasal verb

  • 1Be wearing something.

    ‘she had a blue dress on’
    • ‘The two robbers were dressed in large white frocks, and one had a mask on and the other a black silk handkerchief over part of his face.’
    • ‘Now she had a tank top on, blue jeans and sunglasses.’
    • ‘I have my party dress on.’
    • ‘Kathryn sighed, wishing she had jeans on instead of the capris.’
    • ‘My hair is down, I have high-heels on, and am wearing a black sleeveless dress that hugs my curves all the way down to my knees.’
    • ‘She has red trackpants on.’
    • ‘He was dressed casually in blue jeans and had a jacket on over his t-shirt.’
    • ‘Mary is dressed in a full-length gown and she has sandals on her feet.’
    • ‘At 7: 30, we were done with all my makeup and my hair, and I had my dress on.’
    • ‘He was wearing the dark blue uniform, though he didn't have his shoes on.’
    be wearing, be dressed in, be clothed in, be garbed in, be attired in, be turned out in, be decked out in, be tricked out in, be robed in
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  • 2Be committed to an arrangement.

    ‘I've got a lot on at the moment’
    • ‘Actually, I’ve got something on then, but I’m not doing anything Sunday.’
    • ‘I can't make the game. I've got something else on that day.’
    be committed to, have arranged, have planned, have organized, have fixed up, have on the agenda, have made arrangements for
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