bear a grudge

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bear a grudge

Also, have or hold a grudge. Maintain resentment or anger against someone for a past offense. For example, They held up my claim for months, but I won't bear a grudge against them, or His grandfather was always one to hold a grudge. [c. 1600]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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