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English definition of “have an axe to grind”

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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.
Translations of “have an axe to grind”
in Chinese (Traditional) 想說服別人, 想爭個對錯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想说服别人, 想争个对错…
(Definition of have an axe to grind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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