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Have it in for someone

DEFINITION

Vengeful. Eliciting failure in someone else. Wanting to harm someone physically, politically or publicly. ‘Have in’ refers to a strong sense of hate so to have it in for someone is to undermine them in anyway possible. (Compare to Have an axe to grind or Settle a score.)

“I got fired today from my job, I never liked that new office manager, I knew he always¬† had it in for me.”

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