Meaning of “hold something against someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"hold something against someone/something" in American English

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hold something against someone/something

phrasal verb with hold us /hoʊld/ verb past tense and past participle held /held/

to consider something as a reason to have a bad opinion about someone or something:

He made a mistake, but I don’t hold it against him – we all make mistakes.

(Definition of “hold something against someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)