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have against

Meaning: If you have something against someone, you don't like them because of something they've said or done in the past.

For example:

  • have sth against sb She says she doesn't have anything against him, but she just doesn't have much in common with him.

  • have sth against sb A lot of people say they don't have anything against gay people, but they wouldn't want one of their children to be gay.

Note: can never be used in one of the continuous tenses, so you cannot say "I'm having something against him"

Quick Quiz:

Leonardo has something against his neighbour Massimo. He says they
  1. should be best friends
  2. could never be friends
  3. are secret lovers

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