Of people that didn't quite have it.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Bruno Thorfsty, Apr 21, 2017 at 4:09 PM.

  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.


    Bruno Thorfsty;
  2. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    "... 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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