have an axe to grind

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To have a dispute, resentment, or grudge, sometimes with a disposition to act on that resentment covertly; to have a bias; to take issue with something

He said: This guy has an axe to grind because Colonel Tim embarrassed him in front of his troops..

(Slang) have a point of contention, have an issue that one wants to discuss
have an ax to grind
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have an ax to grind
(Slang) have a point of contention, have an issue that one wants to discuss
have an axe to grind

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    häv ın äks tı graynd

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    /ˈhav ən ˈaks tə ˈgrīnd/ /ˈhæv ən ˈæks tə ˈɡraɪnd/

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    () Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable presents a definition at variance with the current understanding of the phrase ("Some selfish motive in the background; some personal interest to answer"). It asserts that the phrase originates with Benjamin Franklin: "Franklin tells of a man who wanted to grind his axe, but had no time to turn the grindstone. Going to the yard where he saw young Franklin, he asked the boy to show him how the machine worked, kept praising him till his axe was ground, and then laughed at him for his pains."

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