settle a score with

settle a score with
(smb) - retaliate against someone, pay someone back for a past wrong

He always appears to be trying to settle the score with him and never treats him fairly.


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  • settle a score account (with somebody) — settle a ˈscore/an acˈcount (with sb) | settle an old ˈscore idiom to hurt or punish sb who has harmed or cheated you in the past • ‘Who would do such a thing?’ ‘Maybe someone with an old score to settle.’ Main entry: ↑settleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • settle an (old) score (with someone) — phrase to do something bad to someone because they did something bad to you enemies who have an old score to settle Thesaurus: to treat someone in the same bad way they treat yousynonym Main entry: settle …   Useful english dictionary

  • settle\ a\ score — • settle a score • wipe out an old score To hurt (someone) in return for a wrong or loss. John settled an old score with Bob by beating him. Compare: get back at, get even …   Словарь американских идиом

  • settle a score —    To settle a score is to retaliate against someone or take revenge for a past wrong.     James has made an appointment with his lawyer he has a score to settle with someone …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • settle a score — also[wipe out an old score] To hurt (someone) in return for a wrong or loss. * /John settled an old score with Bob by beating him./ Compare: GET BACK AT, GET EVEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • settle a score — also[wipe out an old score] To hurt (someone) in return for a wrong or loss. * /John settled an old score with Bob by beating him./ Compare: GET BACK AT, GET EVEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • settle a score — to harm someone who has harmed you in the past. Police believe the killer was a gang member settling a score with a rival gang. (often + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • settle a/the score — to harm or punish someone who has harmed you The movie is about a woman who seeks out an old enemy to settle a score. He says he has a few (old) scores to settle. She wants to settle the score with her ex husband. • • • Main Entry: ↑score settle …   Useful english dictionary

  • settle*/*/*/ — [ˈset(ə)l] verb 1) [T] to end an argument or legal disagreement The two sides are holding talks to settle the dispute.[/ex] The case was settled out of court (= without asking a law court to decide).[/ex] 2) [T] to decide something definitely It… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • settle a an account (with somebody) — settle a ˈscore/an acˈcount (with sb) | settle an old ˈscore idiom to hurt or punish sb who has harmed or cheated you in the past • ‘Who would do such a thing?’ ‘Maybe someone with an old score to settle.’ Main entry: ↑settleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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