hold it/that against

idiom

: to dislike (for a particular reason)
We disagree about many things, but I don't hold it/that against you.

Examples of hold it/that against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lacking European sophistication, Allen still excuses infidelity as no big deal despite the fact that others hold it against you while indulging their own sins. Armond White, National Review, 5 Apr. 2024 Your dentist will probably not hold it against you at your next appointment. Popular Science, 14 Mar. 2024 Haley and DeSantis, meanwhile, have accused Trump of cowardice for skipping the Iowa debate, and hope that Hawkeye State voters hold it against him. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2024 Yes, the Corvette is available as a hybrid for the first time, but don’t hold that against it. Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for hold it/that against 

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“Hold it/that against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20it%2Fthat%20against. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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