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
: an indefinitely large number
: a line (such as a scratch or incision) made with or as if with a sharp instrument
: to keep a record or account of by or as if by notches on a tally : record
: to enter in a record
: to mark with significant lines or notches (as in keeping account)
: to place so as to stay
: to establish in residence
: to furnish with inhabitants : colonize
: a wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and an enclosed foundation which can be used as a chest
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