Synonyms of pay off/settle old scores in English:

pay off/settle old scores

See definition of settle (or pay) a (or the) score


1‘he can't resist settling old scores—the book is full of retaliatory digs and sneers’

take revenge, take one's revenge, hit back at someone, get back at someone, retaliate, get even, get one's own back, pay someone back, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine, pay someone back in their own coin