To have an axe to grind


To have an axe to grind.

What does it mean?


There are three different meanings for this expression:

1- To have an opinion you want other people to accept.

2- When you are upset about something

3- To have a hidden plan.



These guys have no political axe to grind – they just want to save the planet.


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Gerard Butler…

Tto get my goat

«De verdad» en inglés

Plain sailing

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