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What is the meaning of "harbor ill feeling"? How to use it speaking or writing?

I looked it up in dictionaries but wasn't able to find any definition or explanation about it. I am wondering if it is commonly used in modern English.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Think of how a harbor contains/holds/shelters boats. The noun "harbor" and the verb harbor both imply holding or containg

    in this case "harbor" is used as a verb
    "harbor ill feelings" means "to keep bad emotions towards another"
    in a word: resentment
    I've harbored ill feeling towards my neighbor ever since he chopped down my cherry tree.

    A negative feeling.
    Some wifes have HARBOR ILL FEELING to the parents of their husbands.

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