Meaning of “settle an (old) score” in the English Dictionary


"settle an (old) score" in English

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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 old scores with his opponents.

(Definition of “settle an (old) score” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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