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settle a score

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsettle a scoresettle a scoreREVENGEto do something to harm or hurt someone who has harmed or hurt you in the past Jack came back after five years to settle some old scores. score
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settle a scoreShe's got a few old scores to settle with her former friend.Boudjema believes that the opposition parties are settling a score with the Socialist government and using the schoolgirls as a scapegoat.Stanford settled an old score Friday by defeating Siena 94-72.Schiavo certainly deserves no credit for scaring people needlessly just to settle a score.
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