bear a grudge

bear a grudge (against someone)

To remain angry with someone about past slights or misdeeds. Although our disagreement happened months ago, Lily still won't talk to me—clearly, she's bearing a grudge. My sister-in-law bore a grudge against me for years after she found out that I said her wedding dress was ugly.
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bear a grudge (against someone)

 and have a grudge (against someone); hold a grudge (against someone)
to continue feeling an old resentment for someone; to harbor continual anger for someone. She bears a grudge against the judge who sentenced her. I have a grudge against my landlord for not fixing the leaky faucet.
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bear a grudge

Also, have or hold a grudge . Maintain resentment or anger against someone for a past offense. For example, They held up my claim for months, but I won't bear a grudge against them, or His grandfather was always one to hold a grudge. [c. 1600]
See also: bear, grudge
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In a series of tweets on Sunday night, lawyer Jose Diao took a swipe at unnamed persons who allegedly bear a grudge against Faeldon.
"I was worried she may end up destroying it." At least Mike would not bear a grudge.
One is for them to "show remorse" and the second is for the person who has been offended "not to bear a grudge".
I'm not one of those managers who when they leave a club bear a grudge.
"If Reid bears a grudge and Danny has played his last game for Leeds, then five years, which is the length of his contract, is a long time to bear a grudge."
But he has closely followed their roller-coaster ride and does not bear a grudge against the struggling side.
I won't, because I don't bear a grudge. But I don't forget either, so I was on full gloat when I read that ITV's You've Been Framed topped the ratings over Christmas.
Charles told him: "We must learn not to bear a grudge, I lost someone very dear to me in the conflict."