settle a/the score

settle a/the score
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.

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Main Entry:score
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settle a/the score — see score, 1
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Main Entry:settle

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