have it in for someone

have it in for (someone)

To persistently try or desire to criticize, cause harm to, or harass someone, especially due to a grudge. This is the third time in a row my professor has given me an F on my paper. I think he has it in for me or something! John's had it in for her ever since she forced him to sell his shares in the business.
See also: have

have it in for someone

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone has it in for you, they do not like you and they want to make life difficult for you. He's always had it in for the Dawkins family. There are plenty of people who have it in for me.
See also: have, someone

have it in for someone

have hostile feelings towards someone. informal
See also: have, someone