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What is the meaning of "for" in the bold sentence? Is it an idiomatic use?

He told Hagrid about the pale boy in Madam Malkin's. "--and he said people from Muggle families shouldn't even be allowed in." "Yer not from a Muggle family. If he'd known who yeh were -- he's grown up knowin' yer name if his parents are wizardin' folk. You saw what everyone in the Leaky Cauldron was like when they saw yeh. Anyway, what does he know about it, some o' the best I ever saw were the only ones with magic in 'em in a long line o' Muggles -- look at yer mum! Look what she had fer a sister!"

  • Compare He's weird! He has a spider for a pet! Your cited text is a slangy construction that insultingly "objectifies" the mother's sister (in standard English, we use who to refer to people, not what). – FumbleFingers Jun 5 '17 at 14:13
  • Yes, well, I am sure JK Rowling meant it if she wrote it! The speaker here is Hagridm the giant. So, his speech is uneducated and dialectal. Yes, the idiom is: to have someone or something for. Look what he had for schoolbooks. Look what they had for a football pitch. Hagrid, being uneducated would use what instead of who. – Lambie Jun 5 '17 at 16:09

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