have it in for


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have it in for someone

to be mad at someone; to wish to harm someone. Jane seems to have it in for Jerry. I don't know why. Max has it in for his old girlfriend since she broke up with him.
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have it in for somebody

to be determined to harm or criticize someone As one of the first women on the police force, she felt some of the men had it in for her.
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have it in for somebody

  (informal)
to be determined to harm or criticize someone Zoe's really got it in for me. She went and told my mother I'd been smoking.
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have it in for

Intend to harm, especially because of a grudge. For example, Ever since he called the police about their dog, the neighbors have had it in for Tom . [Mid-1800s]
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