nurse a grudge

nurse a grudge  {v. phr.}
To keep a feeling of envy or dislike toward some person; remember something bad that a person said or did to you, and dislike the person because of that.
Torn nursed a grudge against John because John took his place on the basketball team.
Mary nursed a grudge against her teacher because she thought she deserved a better grade in English.
Categories: feelings {v. phr.}