have against

phrasal verb

had against; having against; has against
: to have (something) as a reason for not liking (someone or something)
She has a grudge against her former boss.
What do you have against him?
I have nothing against her personally—it's her friends I don't like.
also used with got
She's got a grudge against her former boss.
What have you got against him?

Examples of have against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that's not all the evidence prosecutors had against Armstrong. Jonathan Vigliotti, CBS News, 27 Jan. 2024 The Heat’s 31 first-half points tied the NBA season low that Charlotte had against them on Sunday night at Kaseya Center. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 16 Jan. 2024 Biden’s former White House press secretary went on to list the precedent the Supreme Court has had against Trump. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2024 The issue arises when these pundits repeatedly reinforce the prejudices that their readers already have against Evangelicals. Andrew T. Walker, National Review, 31 Dec. 2023 What do people have against the Christmas classic Nothing. Emilie Ikeda, NBC News, 13 Dec. 2023 Not to cast about for trends, but what do the movies of 2023 have against balding, flatulent, socially awkward teachers named Paul? Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 The bigger problem is the success Steele has had against Milwaukee in his career. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2023 This audit disproves the only credible allegations the Trump campaign had against the strength of Georgia's signature match processes. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Have against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20against. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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