Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.5)
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.
To have an axe to grind
Answer: Option A
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|Shraddha said: (Dec 24, 2010)|
|Someone please explain.|
|Shivani said: (Jan 28, 2011)|
|To have an agenda;
to take issue with something;
to go looking for a fight or argument
|Nitesh said: (Jun 29, 2011)|
|Yes shivani mam absolutely right.|
|Navjyoti said: (Nov 2, 2011)|
|Its like having a way of doing something.|
|Jeni said: (Nov 6, 2011)|
|Its about a character of person, they are intrested in opposing and fighting about somthing.|
|Angelah said: (Feb 8, 2012)|
|"The insurance company have an axe to grind upon the falling interest rates on monthly basis with the state bank". Means that company is in a state of arguing with higher authorities for its prestige customers.|
|Ank said: (Sep 27, 2012)|
|Axe to grind means to have a selfish reason for saying or doing something. Like doing something with vested interests.
Usage: People who don't have an axe to grind will offer you the best opinion.
|Sushant said: (Jul 16, 2013)|
|To have a strong personal opinion about something that you want people to accept and that is the reason why you do something.|
|Backiya said: (Feb 9, 2015)|
|Have a private reason for doing or being involved in something.|
|Priyanka said: (Jun 15, 2015)|
|To have a strong opinion about something that influences your action. For e.g. I don't have an axe to grind about the fact that Christmas has become commercialized.|
|Muniya Kumar M said: (Jul 8, 2015)|
|Please explain how to understand the meaning of the word?|
|Jerry said: (Aug 26, 2015)|
|How axe to grind is related to a private end to serve?|
|Deepak said: (Aug 28, 2015)|
|To have a strong personal opinion about something that you want people to accept and that is the reason why you do something:
Environmentalists have no political axe to grind - they just want to save the planet.
|Malleswari said: (Sep 17, 2015)|
|Can anybody explain in detail manner for this idiom and phrase.|
|Charan said: (Nov 7, 2015)|
|To take a initial step for starting.|
|Umashri said: (Dec 8, 2015)|
|Have an axe to grind.
Meaning: Private or ulterior motive to further, often a selfish one.
Example: He should not become the chairman of the committee as he has too many axes of his own to grind.
|P Samy Raj said: (Apr 6, 2016)|
|I can't get it. Explain clearly.|
|Megamind said: (Jun 11, 2016)|
|I'm not getting this. Please make it as clear.|
|Bella said: (Jun 25, 2016)|
|But, on my own view. I think it is to make a decision by he/she.|
|Vishal B B said: (Oct 19, 2016)|
|Hidden intention, generally selfish intentions.
If a person is too polite than normal to one then the latter may feel, the former has some axe to grind.
|Sasha said: (Nov 20, 2016)|
|It's an idiomatic expression is to have a selfish interest to serve.|
|Simoon said: (Jul 3, 2017)|
|How it's related?|
|Sushma said: (Nov 13, 2017)|
|To have an axle to grind means the person is selfish and he is going to flatter others for completing his work.|
|Babu said: (May 19, 2018)|
|Naitik said: (Jan 23, 2019)|
|To have an axe to grind means the person is selfish and he is going to flatter others for completing his work.|
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