an axe to grind
have a strong opinion about a something and you want to express itContext:
-Wayne really annoys me.
-Why, what happened?
-Well, he's been watching all these documentaries about globalisation recently and he's now got an axe to grind. He won't shut up about it!
-Personally, I think it's good that he's spreading awareness, you see this is an ongoing process of intergrating economies, industries, cultures...
-Oh no, not you too! I already know everything! Ah, stop!
Notes: This idiom has at least two meanings, and the meaning given here is used mostly in British English.
This idiom has at least two meanings, and the meaning given here is used mostly in British English.
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