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Old score to settle


Vengeance. The desire for revenge. ‘Old score’ implies that one has held a grudge over some past occurrence and now has the opportunity for payback. (Compare to Have the last laugh or What goes around, comes around.)

“When he had a flat tire on a backwoods road in the rain and I drove by without stopping as I had an old score to settle.”

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