“He's got a lot going for him.”

English Lesson: He's got a lot going for him.

You're talking with your mom about your brother's job interview yesterday. You point out that he has excellent qualifications, a good personality, and many other attributes that should help him get the position.

He's got a lot going for him.

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(someone) has a lot going for (him/her).

The phrase "____ has a lot going for (him/her)" means that someone has a lot of good qualities and advantages. You would use this phrase to talk about someone who is:

  • smart
  • funny
  • talented
  • a hard worker

...or other positive characteristics.

We often use this phrase to talk about someone who's having some trouble. For example, if your cousin can't find a girlfriend or boyfriend, you can say this:

I don't get why he hasn't found anyone yet. He's got a lot going for him.