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have an issue with

have an issue with

Date: Nov 22 2018

Themes: Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“If I have an issue with someone I’ll go straight to the source. It’s fine not to agree, we may not even like each other, but we can still get along and cooperate. I’m also loyal.”

Country music singer Tim McGraw, talking about his personality (Celebrity Scribe)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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have a problem with something or someone; not agree

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When people decide to fight with someone, there’s usually a reason behind it. Something (or someone) has become a problem. We don’t always like to admit that it’s a problem, though, so we use another word to talk about something that isn’t working right. We call it an issue. But this meaning definitely isn’t a secret. When you have an issue with someone or something, you have a problem.

Having an issue with a person usually means there’s going to be a discussion or a fight. If you have an issue with the person you’re dating, for example, it might cause the relationship to end if the problem isn’t taken care of. If you have an issue with your parents, on the other hand, you’ll probably have to solve the problem if you want to continue talking to them. An employee who has an issue with his or her boss might get fired or quit if things don’t change. Whatever the case may be, there’s always tension when there are issues.

Country singer Tim McGraw said he likes to take care of relational problems as soon as possible. Whenever he has an issue with someone else, he’ll talk directly to that person instead of telling other people about the problem. For him, it’s not important to always agree with everyone, but he still thinks people should be able to get along.

What kinds of issues do you have with people or things? How have you solved a relationship problem in the past?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I usually get good grades, but I have an issue with math. I’m not good with numbers.”

“Sarah has an issue with her boyfriend. They might break up.”

“I have an issue with the government’s decision. I disagree with the law.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

GWTA don´t agree with, don´t like someone or something
by GWTASuper Member!
Jasonlongo Having a problem with someone.
by Jasonlongo
to have a problem
by bboyko
a2020 Have something in contrast.
by a2020
to have a problem
by stefania.dentini
beky_halo to have a problem/disagreement/conflict with someone
by beky_halo
Nadya_Hope I have a problem
by Nadya_Hope
Manu4 Having a problem with someone.
by Manu4
inventive2 Disagreement with others
by inventive2

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03:55 AM Dec 27 2018 |



when having an issue someone, you have to point out what is the matter through talking with it face to face. the matter was clear to get it  for both sides. If no one never step to agree and other side insist to be obnoxious, solution is not to agree. we don’t have to agree everthings.

06:07 AM Nov 22 2018 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i have an issue with listening in english i have never got a good grade for it

05:58 AM Apr 29 2014 |

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solving it or not,it depens on what the issue is .if it is a baseline and principle one,no Compromise,if not, some Compromise is ok.as for friendship,it is not so easy to find a heart friend,treasure it when there is an issue with ..

01:44 PM Apr 18 2014 |

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Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

We’re living in a world plenty of issues, so you can try and try to don’t have issues, but you’ll  end up having issues.

Personally I’m a problems solver, I don’t really want people to have issues, but it all the time happens.

As long as we’re living in the world issues are with us !

12:34 PM Apr 18 2014 |

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I agree with him btw

11:45 PM Apr 17 2014 |

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Marcel We

Marcel We


In my opinion it’s not always necessary to find a solution for the problem, and also to talk directly to the people I’ve issues with. Sometimes, as a few people have already said it in the comments below, it’s the easier way to just cut off relations to them. But sometimes it also seems to me like an excuse given to get out of trying to solve these problems. I mean, I personally feel better if there aren’t any people that I’ve an issue with. For instance, if I have a problem with someone from my football team it’s important to solve it. In a team it’s important to get along with each member, it’s not necessary to be good friends with everybody, but at least you should respect them and their opinions.

12:33 PM Apr 17 2014 |

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In many cases we face to  having issues with people.. almost its bcz of diffrent thought of each body.. you may agree but that one may disagree.. so thats the main reason of arguments

if i have an issue with some one i never look back again.. i cut it .. more merits are waiting for me than demerits..

needless to say that we have Authority to choose the way we think and if some body is disagree with u its optional for the one to leave or stand

12:29 PM Apr 17 2014 |




if i have an issue with someone i cut my relatio. i cant change everything but i can be far from challenging with some persons.

we live in the world that lives 7000000000 poeple its easyer find a another even change something :)


10:49 AM Apr 17 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh boy.once I have problem with one and it get into truble becuase we have a hard fight, but it intersted that in the end our friendship become stronger, belive me 

06:00 AM Apr 17 2014 |



United States

I have a worry, concern or problem with something or somebody.

05:59 AM Apr 17 2014 |


Russian Federation

I try don’t have issues. But if it happens I try to resolve it without a fight.

05:26 AM Apr 17 2014 |




If i have an issue with people ,Firstly i will try to find problem from myself .if it is my fault i will apologize.Well ,There are millions people in the world but only a few of them you met and became your workmate ,friends.

02:56 AM Apr 17 2014 |




If I have issues with someone, I spare myself the trouble by cutting off relations with them. It’s a way easier! Even if we solve the problem, it won’t be the same anymore. So… Why would we try to push something that is already “broken”? There are millions of people in this world. It’s not that hard to replace someone… If you try it once, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. “Some people are indispensable, but no one is irreplaceable”. Good luck if you have to deal with the first case. I personally consider it as a burden…

02:18 PM Apr 16 2014 |

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