Meaning: to dislike somebody, or be angry with them, because you blame them for something bad that happened in the past
- hold sth against sb He didn't mean to cause the accident, so I try not to hold it against him.
- hold sth against sb Pauline made a serious mistake but her boss doesn't hold it against her. He says we all make mistakes.
If someone does something bad to you but you don't hold it against them, it means you have