bear a grudge

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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.
See also: bear, grudge

bear a grudge

to continue to feel angry or not friendly towards someone who has done something to upset you in the past She got the job I applied for, but I'm not one to bear a grudge. (sometimes + against ) He still bears a grudge against her because she refused to go out with him years ago.
See also: bear, grudge

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]
See also: bear, grudge
References in classic literature ?
If I have a grudge against him, you have a grudge against him too.