bear a grudge (against someone)

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bear a grudge (against someone)

To remain angry with someone about past slights or misdeeds. Although our disagreement happened months ago, Lily still won't talk to me—clearly, she's bearing a grudge. My sister-in-law bore a grudge against me for years after she found out that I said her wedding dress was ugly.
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bear a grudge (against someone)

 and have a grudge (against someone); hold a grudge (against someone)
to continue feeling an old resentment for someone; to harbor continual anger for someone. She bears a grudge against the judge who sentenced her. I have a grudge against my landlord for not fixing the leaky faucet.
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bear a grudge

Also, have or hold a grudge . Maintain resentment or anger against someone for a past offense. For example, They held up my claim for months, but I won't bear a grudge against them, or His grandfather was always one to hold a grudge. [c. 1600]
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Raoul Moat, a 37-year-old former bodybuilder and nightclub bouncer who bore a grudge against police,.
Raoul Moat, a 37-year-old former bodybuilder and nightclub bouncer who bore a grudge against police, was surrounded by armed officers on a riverbank in the picturesque town of Rothbury in Northumberland where he had been living rough.
It may also be noted that Godse was a high caste Hindu and bore a grudge against Gandhi for his secularism.