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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.
Translations of “settle an (old) score”
in Chinese (Traditional) 清算舊帳,報復…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清算旧账,报复…
(Definition of settle an (old) score from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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