hold a grudge

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hold a grudge

To harbor persistent and continual resentment or ill feelings toward someone, especially for some slight or wrongdoing he or she has committed in the past. Johnny has been holding a grudge against me since we were 12 because I embarrassed him in front of a girl he liked. Samantha is just so forgiving—I don't think she's ever held a grudge in her life!
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hold a grudge

(against someone) Go to bear a grudge (against someone).
See also: grudge, hold
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I don't watch This Morning because Phillip Schofield and I go way back - I've been holding a grudge against him for more than 20 years.
S'pose I just have to wait for the day that someone - anyone - notices, or indeed cares, that I'm holding a grudge against them
Holding a grudge is analogous to being stuck and living in the past.
Stewart denies holding a grudge, and says Kelly, a cheerleader the previous two years, flubbed her tryout.