have something against

have something against

Be opposed to, especially for a particular reason. For example, Do you have something against this plan? or Annie must have something against Mary, because she's always so surly when they're together .
See also: have, something
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I'm sure I don't know why children o' my bringing forth should all be bigger simpletons than other people's--not to know better than to blab such a thing as that, when he couldn't ha' found it out till too late
I don't know why, but there's something in him that terrifies me.
Then, I don't know why, something moved me to make him a deep curtsy as he backed out of the room, leaving me suddenly impressed, not only with him but with myself too.
It was nothing to do, in the first place; and I don't know why I did it, in the second.
Then he suddenly turned to the prince: "Prince, I don't know why I have taken a fancy to you; perhaps because I met you just when I did.
I suspected at once that he was a naval officer; I don't know why, but it is difficult to mistake a navy man.
then I and every other soldier on the whole place are up and out in a minute, except uncle Thomas, who is most unaccountably lazy, I don't know why, but I have talked to him about it, and I reckon it will be better, now.
I am out of spirits or out of temper--I don't know which; and I don't know why.
I don't,' said Mr Wegg, bestirring himself to take the same precaution as before, 'I don't know why Silas, and I don't know why Wegg.
I don't know why they won't come out, but they won't -- not one in twenty.
I am sure, my dear Nicholas, how you can have failed to notice it, is, to me, quite extraordinary; though I don't know why I should say that, either, because, of course, as far as it goes, and to a certain extent, there is a great deal in this sort of thing, especially in this early stage, which, however clear it may be to females, can scarcely be expected to be so evident to men.
I--I'm sure I don't know why I'm letting you do this silly thing.
I don't know why he should go there, but he must be there; I'll bring him in a minute
For all this," continued Milady, "I should long ago have revenged myself on him if, and I don't know why, the cardinal had not requested me to conciliate him.
I think I am a little bit afraid of him, but I don't know why I should be.
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