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settle an (old) score

(also settle (old) scores) to ​harm someone because they have ​harmed you in the past: The ​president used his ​speech to settle some ​oldscores with his ​opponents.
(Definition of settle an (old) score from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “settle an (old) score”
in Chinese (Simplified) 清算旧账,报复…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清算舊帳,報復…
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