Word:

Had as lief

with a nominative and followed by the infinitive without to, are well established idiomatic forms. The original construction was that of the dative with forms of be, followed by the infinitive. See Had better, under Better.

See also: Had

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hackney coach
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hackwork
HACL
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-- Had as lief --
had best
Had bote
Had crime
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