have a derry on someone

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have a derry on someone

be prejudiced against someone. Australian & New Zealand
This expression refers to the traditional song refrain derry down , and was a late 19th-century adaptation of have a down on (see down).
1948 David Ballantyne The Cunninghams She didn't like the Baptists though, had a derry on that crowd ever since Hilda took her to an evening service.
See also: have, on