axe to grind

(HE/SHE HAS AN)
 Something a person is angry or upset about; a personal agenda.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • axe to grind — If you have an axe to grind with someone or about something, you have a grievance, a resentment and you want to get revenge or sort it out. In American English, it is ax …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • axe to grind — A personal reason for getting involved • • • Main Entry: ↑axe …   Useful english dictionary

  • axe to grind —    If you have an axe to grind with someone or about something, you have a grievance, a resentment and you want to get revenge or sort it out. In American English, it is ax .   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • axe to grind — See an axe to grind …   English idioms

  • Axe to grind —   If you have an axe to grind with someone or about something, you have a grievance, a resentment and you want to get revenge or sort it out …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • axe to grind — Used in context of general equities. Involvement in a security, whether through a position, order, or inquiry. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • axe to grind — grievance to express, complaint, a bone to pick …   English contemporary dictionary

  • have an axe to grind — phrase to have an opinion or aim that influences your decisions and that you want other people to accept or consider an angry young man with an axe to grind Thesaurus: to have an opinion or opinionssynonym Main entry: axe * * * ˌhave an ˈaxe to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an axe to grind — ► to have a strong opinion about something that you want other people to accept: »Most shareholders have no ax to grind other than keeping company management honest. Main Entry: ↑axe …   Financial and business terms

  • have an axe to grind —    If you have an axe to grind, you have personal reasons for becoming involved in something or adopting a particular attitude.     It was decided that the best candidate would be selected by a recruitment agency who had no axe to grind within… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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