Definition of 'an axe to grind'
Example sentences containing 'an axe to grind'
YELLOW BIRD (2002)
Most often, when informants rang offering the `true facts", it was because they had an axe to grind.RIOT (2002)
If your criminal had an axe to grind from the Stasi years, he wouldn't have to look too hard to find people to blame.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Definition of an axe to grind from the Collins English Dictionary
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