Definition of have (got) it in for in English:

have (got) it in for


  • Feel a particular dislike of (someone) and behave in a hostile manner towards them.

    ‘she's had it in for me ever since our quarrel’
    • ‘I explained that Susan had it in for me since grade school and she was just making up stories to get everyone to hate me.’
    • ‘But don't think everybody has it in for you - some experts totally disagree.’
    • ‘Well, I certainly must admit that Daina seems to have it in for you guys.’
    • ‘The press have it in for him and I think it is pretty clear why - he represents one of the most despised figures of all for the London elite.’
    • ‘But she disagreed with people who claimed the judge had it in for Nik.’
    • ‘I don't know personally if the legal system does indeed have it in for dads.’
    • ‘I am not by nature paranoid, at least no more than anyone else, however they really have got it in for me.’
    • ‘A big reason I have it in for her, if you want to call it that, is the misinformation effect when she does health readings, which I consider to be potentially very dangerous.’
    • ‘‘At the moment it seems like they have got it in for small businesses,’ he said.’
    • ‘I stand by the fact that I failed that class not through any fault of my own, but because the professor had it in for me.’
    be hostile to, feel ill will towards, show ill will towards, show antagonism to, bear a grudge towards, be against, be set against, be prejudiced against, disapprove of
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