hold against

hold against
hold against (informal)
To remember as a failing or as a misdemeanour on the part of
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Main Entry:hold

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ˌhold a ˈgainst [transitive] usually in negatives [present tense I/you/we/they hold against he/she/it holds against present participle holding against past tense held against past participle held against] phrasal verb
to feel angry with someone, because of something that they have done in the past

He knows it was an accident – I don’t think he’ll hold it against her.

Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym
Main entry: hold

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hold against [phrasal verb]
hold (something) against (someone) : to use (something) as a reason to have a bad opinion of (someone)

He lied to her once, and she still holds it against him.

Nobody is going to hold it against you if you don't come. [=no one is going to be angry or upset with you if you don't come]

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Main Entry:hold

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