Have an Axe to Grind

Also: Have no axe to grind with an/no axe to grind without an axe to grind Meaning of Idiom ‘Have an Axe to Grind’ To have an axe to grind means to have a hidden personal and often selfish motive for one’s behavior; to have a hidden opinion or a hidden agenda.  1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The … Read more

Daily Grind, the

Meaning of Idiom ‘The Daily Grind’ The daily grind is the boring, monotonous routine of each day, most often referring to a person’s job. Examples Of Use “Tired of the daily grind, he decided to move to the country and become a farmer.” “What have you been doing lately?” asked Pete. “Just the same old daily grind,” … Read more