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hold a grudge (third-person singular simple present holds a grudge, present participle holding a grudge, simple past and past participle held a grudge) [+ against (object)]

  1. (idiomatic) To stay angry (at someone or something).
    Synonym: bear a grudge
    That guy sure can hold a grudge when something goes wrong.
    I made a mistake. That's not a good reason to hold a grudge against me.
    • 2023 April 30, Andy Hunter, “Jürgen Klopp accuses referee Paul Tierney of grudge after beating Spurs”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      Jürgen Klopp accused the referee Paul Tierney of holding a grudge against Liverpool and of speaking out of turn during his team’s thrilling stoppage‑time victory over Tottenham.

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