settle the score (with someone)

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settle the score (with someone)

To get vengeance (on someone) for a past wrong or grievance; to punish someone for causing one harm or misfortune in the past. The former champion entered the competition looking to settle the score with the young player who dethroned him in the previous tournament. After five years in hiding from the law, Hofstadter decided it was time to return to town and settle the score.
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settle the score

(with someone) Go to settle a score with someone.
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Summary: Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) [India], March 20 (ANI): Two men were thrashed by the staff of Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University here after they barged into the premises of the varsity to settle the score with a teacher who had beaten their friend.
Unfortunately for Gaynor, he decides to settle the score with Rhys in front of an inspector.
Looking to settle the score with "northern" (read: New York) intellectualism, her biennale gets behind the feisty "southerner" by favoring artists from South America and warmer European countries, along with a sizable contingent from Australia and New Zealand.
Mosley will have a chance to settle the score with the last man to defeat him (as an amateur).