have an ax to grind

have an ax to grind
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  • 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 — ► have an axe to grind have a private reason for doing something. Main Entry: ↑axe …   English terms dictionary

  • have an ax to grind — 1. to have a selfish reason for saying or doing something. The best reporting is done by people who don t have an ax to grind. After you get the same complaints from a number of people, you begin to think it may not be just people who have… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • have an axe to grind — verb To have a dispute, resentment, or grudge, sometimes with a disposition to act on that resentment covertly; to have a bias; to take issue with something. There is not the least doubt, Gen. Cary said, that Mr. Cleveland is the most popular man …   Wiktionary

  • have an ax to grind — have a self serving reason for doing or being involved in something she joined the board because she had an ax to grind with the school system …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an axe to grind — have a private reason for doing something. → axe …   English new terms dictionary

  • have an axe to grind — to have a strong opinion about something, which you are often trying to persuade other people is correct. As a novelist, he has no political axe to grind …   New idioms dictionary

  • have an axe to grind — 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 …   English dictionary

  • have an axe to grind — есть за что бороться In suggesting the sale of the building he had an axe to grind, because it meant a big commission for him …   Idioms and examples

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