score to settle

Definition of score to settle

:something bad that was done to someone that the harmed person keeps in mind in order to do something bad in return
  • He says he has a few (old) scores to settle.

Word by Word Definitions

score play
  1. : twenty

  2. : a group of 20 things

  3. : an indefinitely large number

  1. : to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally : record

  2. : to enter in a record

  3. : to mark with significant lines or notches (as in keeping account)

settle play
  1. : to place so as to stay

  2. : to establish in residence

  3. : to furnish with inhabitants : colonize

  1. : a wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and an enclosed foundation which can be used as a chest


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