have a derry on someone






have a derry on someone

be prejudiced against someone - Australian & New Zealand

This expression refers to the traditional song refrain derry down and was a late 19th-century adaptation of have a down on.

1948 - David Ballantyne - The Cunninghams - She didn't like the Baptists though, had a derry on that crowd ever since Hilda took her to an evening service.




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