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settle a score

(also settle old scores)
to ​punish someone for something ​wrong that they did to you in the past and that you cannot ​forgive: Police ​believe the ​killer was a ​gangmembersettling a score with a ​rivalgang. He is using his ​wealth and ​power to ​settleoldscores.
(Definition of settle a score from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “settle a score”
in Chinese (Simplified) 算旧账…
in Chinese (Traditional) 算舊帳…
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