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have something against someone

2017.03.15

Meaning:

To ‘have something against someone’ means to ‘dislike something about someone’. For example, a recent news article was titled: ‘What does China have against Peppa Pig?’ Peppa Pig is a British children’s television show. Peppa Pig products are the best-selling children’s products in the world nowadays (but, interestingly, not in Japan!). Peppa is popular in China. But recently the Chinese government has told publishing companies they must cut the number of foreign children’s books. So an English newspaper is asking, ‘What does China have against Peppa Pig?’

Example:

A: Ugh. I don’t like Mickey Mouse.
B: Mickey??? What do you have against Mickey?
A: He thinks he’s better than everyone. Typical American! Do you like him?
B: Well, I have nothing against him! He’s polite. He seems good for children.

Talking Point(s):

Do you have anything against any cartoon characters?

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