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have a score to settle
To have an old problem, grudge, or grievance (with or against someone or something) that one wishes or intends to redress or rectify. I have a score to settle with that no-good swindler who cheated me out of my inheritance. The former champion entered the competition having a score to settle, after being knocked out of the tournament last year by a newcomer.
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have a score to settle (with someone)
Fig. to have a problem to clear up with someone; to have to get even with someone about something. I have a score to settle with John since he insulted me at our party. John and I have a score to settle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- a score to settle
- set (someone or something) up
- set someone up
- do (someone) out of (something)
- do out of
- would see (someone) in hell before (one) would (do something)
- closing the stable door after the horse has bolted
- shut/lock/close the stable door after the horse has bolted
- close the barn door after the horse has bolted
- close the stable door after the horse has bolted