an axe to grind

Explanation: What is an idiom?

have a strong opinion about a something and you want to express it


-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!


This idiom has at least two meanings, and the meaning given here is used mostly in British English.

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