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English definition of “have an axe to grind”

have an axe to grind

to have a strong personal opinion about something that you want people to accept and that is the reason why you do something: Environmentalists have no political axe to grind - they just want to save the planet.
(Definition of have an axe to grind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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