I'm going to have to (do something)

Use this phrase to talk about something that you need to do, but which might annoy your listener.

I'm going to have to charge you extra for that. Sorry!

A: We're going out for a bite to eat. Why don't you join us?

B: No, I'm going to have to take a rain check. 

This is similar to "going to need to". "Going to have to" is friendlier-sounding, though.

There's also another way to use "going to have to", which is just to talk about things that you have to do in the future. Here's an example:

Just a heads up - we're going to have to meet soon.

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