Meaning of “hold it/that against sb” in the English Dictionary

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"hold it/that against sb" in British English

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hold it/that against sb

phrasal verb with hold uk /həʊld/ us /hoʊld/ verb held, held

C2 to like someone less because they have done something wrong or behaved badly in the past:

He made a mistake but I don't hold it against him - we all make mistakes.

(Definition of “hold it/that against sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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