harbor against

harbor (something) against (someone or something)

To continue to feel negative emotions, such as anger, dislike, or hatred, for someone or something. I know you're supposed to forgive and forget, but I still harbor anger against Vince—I can't help it. Valerie apologized, so I don't harbor any ill will against her these days.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

harbor something against someone or something

to have and retain a bad feeling of some kind toward someone or something. I harbor no ill will against you. Alice does not harbor any bad feeling against the company that let her go.
See also: harbor
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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