have something against someone

have something against someone
have something against someone/​something phrase
to dislike or not approve of someone or something for a particular reason

I think he’s got something against artists.

have nothing against someone/​something (=have no reason to dislike someone or something):

I have nothing against Tom personally.

Thesaurus: to hate or dislike someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: against

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dislike or bear a grudge against someone

I have nothing against you personally


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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