Idiom: bear a grudge
Idiom: bear (hold) a grudge (against someone)
- to continue to be angry and not forgive someone
- be very resentful
- I apologized many times for calling my sister "fat" when she was a teenager but she still bears a grudge against me 25 years later.
- I suggest you see a psychiatrist. It's terrible what happened to you but holding a grudge against someone is really bad for your emotional and physical health.
- My boss still bears a grudge against me because management complimented me on my research for the report.
- Are you honestly still holding a grudge against your neighbor because of some little incident from when you were 15 years old?
- I really hate family events because my father and uncle still hold a grudge against each other from years ago.
- Why do you bear a grudge against my husband? I'd really like to know.
- My grandmother still bears a grudge against my mother because she told everyone my grandmother was actually six years older than she'd been telling everyone.
- I feel like my friend Jonathan is holding a grudge against me but he insists everything is fine.
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