She's got what it takes...

  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    alolli said:
    ...and I've got you under my skin. Can someone explain, in a simple, objective way, what does it means? Thank you in advance!:confused:

    Context is essential for a decent, meaningful translation. Nonetheless, I'll try to give some generalities.

    She's got what it takes means that she has the necessary attributes to do something. Example: A difficult task needs to be done. It requires intelligence and determination. To say, 'She's got what it takes.' simply indicates that she has both of the necessary characteristics to accomplish the task.

    I've got you under my skin: I am preoccupied by you--generally in the sense of liking someone very much, thinking about them all the time.

    Hope this helps.



    New Member
    Thank you Benjy! I'm still green on how to use this site, but your explanation was clear to me, but what about, I've got you under my skin? Thanks again!


    Senior Member
    Perhaps I should add that for she's got what it takes, there can be a BUT, i.e. BUT still it doesn't mean that she can necessarily complete the task well. (for example the objective circumstances are against her, etc.)
    But as Benjy always says, I could be wrong and I'll go now. :D


    Senior Member
    American English
    There are two songs in English
    "I've got you under my skin"
    --which means I can't stop thinking about you--\
    "She's got what it takes"
    --which is why "he's got her under his skin!"
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