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    Alternatives to "a stranger with an axe to grind"

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Tenderiser, Feb 25, 2016.

    There's another idiom in the back of my brain but I can't pull it forward. It's something with more gravity than "has an axe (ax if you like) to grind". This is a stranger that REALLY wants to harm the person.

    Helllppp?
     
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    I got it! It's "with a score to settle."

    My brain does work with a bit of prodding :D
     
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    Score to settle is what popped into mind. A slightly different twist might be "payback is hell," or "sweet revenge." Another axiom to grind. :)
     
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    How about this Karma is a Bitch.
     

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