have it out for (one)

have it out for (one)

To persistently try or desire to criticize, cause harm to, or harass one, 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 out for me or something! John's had it out for her ever since she forced him to sell his shares in the business.
See also: for, have, out
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