Of people that didn't quite have it.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Bruno Thorfsty, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Bruno Thorfsty New Member

    Portuguese - Brazil.
    Hello everyone!

    I'm studing a text in English...
    So, that's my question: What's the signification that frase: Of people that didn't quite have it.

    Look all the context in the text:
    As you walk this journey, you’re going to see carcasses all over the place of people that didn’t quite have it.

    Thanks!

    Bruno Thorfsty;
     
  2. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    "... carcasses of people that didn’t quite have it." (= people who didn't win)

    "Walk this journey" is incorrect.
     
  3. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    Ontario, Canada. I grew up in US.
    English (American).
    'have it' is informal talk for [it=] something like strength, courage, inner resources---the stuff that would enable a person to complete the difficult journey.
     

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