The following sentence from an article in The Hollywood Reporter gave me pause.
Critics have had it out for ABC’s latest Marvel series since they got their first glimpse at footage ........
As becomes abundantly clear from the rest of the passage the meaning is that the critics have had it in for the show from the start and dislike it. I’ve always understood have it out to mean to confront someone to thrash out some issue, as in I finally had it out with the guy and felt much better for it afterwards. I don’t recall seeing it used in the THR sense where I would have expected critics have had it in for, etc.
So what do we have here? Solecism? Americanism? Changing usage? Or just an outlier of no import whatsoever?