There are a lot of word pairings I avoid. Extra mayonnaise. Officer Jerkface. President Palin.
But of all the two-word assemblages I dodge, the least rational is "have got," as in, "I have got a lot of housework to do" or "You have got a lot of responsibilities." The verb phrase is as common as sunshine and as American as apple pie (except, of course, in Great Britain, where it's as common as cloud cover and as English as organ-meat pie). Yet I can't bring myself to use it consciously, and I cringe when I catch myself using it absentmindedly.
As you may have guessed, that's because I've been harshly "corrected" for using this ubiquitous verb phrase. I'm not alone. "What has happened to plain-old 'have'?" a reader of Barbara Wallraff's Atlantic column "Word Court " once asked. "Is frequent usage making this redundancy correct?"