settle an old score (with someone)

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settle an old score (with someone)

To get vengeance on someone for a past wrong or grievance; to punish someone for causing one harm or misfortune in the past. The former champion entered the competition looking to settle an old score with the young player who dethroned him two years prior. After five years in hiding from the law, Hofstadter decided it was time to return to town and settle some old scores.
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A There's also the possibility of an all-British tie against Celtic, the chance to settle an old score against Villarreal or a tough task against current holders Sevilla, whose squad includes former Blues loanee Gerard Deulofeu.
The murder was committed by the duo to settle an old score with him over a property dispute," the officer added.
30) tonight, he can settle an old score with Silviniaco Conti in the Betfred Bowl.
BULLET-RIDDEN gangster John Gilligan was almost killed by a psycho trying to settle an old score, it emerged last night.
Fultz, who is nominated for Breakout Action Star in a Feature plays Jack, an outcast that returns to town to settle an old score with the crew that betrayed him.
Duntle, meanwhile, could attempt settle an old score back in Group One company following her plucky triumph from Ladys First and Dank in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.
Not Spirou, who found a way to settle an old score, this time against 2000 Dem presidential hopeful Bill Bradley, who waged a tough primary campaign battle against Al Gore in New Hampshire, eventually losing by four points.
30pm) | WEALTHY eccentric Sir Vincent Brampton arrives in Nairobi intent on hunting a legendary man-eating lion, and employs the services of disgraced big-game hunter Ken Duffield, who decides to use the expedition as an opportunity to settle an old score with the ruthless Kenyan terrorist who murdered his son.
NORWICH defender Zak Whitbread would love to settle an old score with Wayne Rooney today.
The revolutionary students' today move and occupation of the Old Fox's Den of Plots was only a meager response to this declaration of war and Britain should wait for the coming moves of the great Iranian nation who intends to settle an old score with Britain for years of plotting (against Iran)," the students' statement read.
The Borderers host Gary Bollan's Lions in the quarter-finals and McLaren is desperate to settle an old score.
The two goals helped Senghor maintain his top place in the UFL top scorers list and settle an old score with Al Ain which released him two years ago to join Bani Yas and led his team to their biggest ever victory over Al Ain.
BOXING: James Degale hopes to settle an old score with bitter rival George Groves by taking on the Commonwealth champion in December.
According to details, two rival groups that is Masood Tribe and Nawaz Group who had to settle an old score of land dispute had serious brawl and then exchange of firing that resulted in the killing of Feroza Bibi, Muhammad Anwar, Lal Khan son of Muhammad Nawaz and Mansha son of Lal Haider etc.
Dubai Legendary Liverpool striker Ian Rush says he will be looking to settle an old score with former Milan captain Franco Baresi should the two sides meet at the Emirates Airline Dubai Football 7s which kicks off today.