I applaud you for giving voice to a laywoman who is a good theologian without an ax to grind
; one who understands the injustices of her church (especially toward women) but who remains hopeful and faithful nonetheless.
He conveyed a clear sense of moral outrage on an issue about which he had no conceivable ax to grind
. To me, it was the high point of the conference."
Since working with homosexual patients is only part of their practice, it is probable that theirs is a less-thought-through position, but by and large their views are informed not by having an ideological ax to grind
but by a wish to be helpful to the patient.
Temps are objective, don't have an ax to grind
and most don't understand your office politics.
Marcus' involvement with the Supreme Court brief on behalf of Jones should have been a clue that he was more than casually interested in Clinton's fate: Private sector lawyers, being busy people, are not the most likely of Supreme Court amici unless they have an ax to grind
. Furthermore, Marcus tipped off Rosenzweig at a midweek dinner in Philadelphia where two other out-of-town lawyers also just happened to show up.