have an ax to grind Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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Meaning of "have an ax to grind" - American English Dictionary

have an ax to grind

(also have an axe to grind)
to have a selfish reason or strong opinion that influences your actions: The study should be conducted by a firm that has no axe to grind.
(Definition of have an ax to grind from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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