Selfish

by hook or by crook

Meaning: by any possible means

Example: The farmer will not sell us the land. By hook or by crook, he is hanging on to it. Read on

have designs on

have designs on Meaning: contrive a secret plot or scheme, especially with selfish motives. Example: I think she has designs on my science project for the purpose of … Read on

axe to grind

Meaning: have a private or selfish reason for doing something

Example: He should not become the chairman of the committee as he has too many axes of his own to grind. Read on

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the last thing I want

Meaning: I don't want

Example: The report showed up all the flaws in the project, and that was the last thing I wanted! Read on

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