settle accounts with

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of settle accounts with

: to bring a final end to an argument, disagreement, etc.
  • She's decided to settle accounts with her old political rivals.

Word by Word Definitions

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

account play accounts
  1. : a record of debit (see 2debit 1a) and credit (see 1credit 2d) entries to cover transactions involving a particular item or a particular person or concern

  2. : a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance

  3. : reckoning, computation

  1. : to furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

  2. : to be the sole or primary factor

  3. : to bring about the capture, death, or destruction of something


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