Definition of “have an axe to grind” - English Dictionary

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“have an axe to grind” in British English

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have an axe to grind

to have a strong personal opinion about something that you want people to accept and that is the reason why you do something:

Environmentalists have no political axe to grind - they just want to save the planet.

(Definition of “have an axe to grind” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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