On the warpath
Warpath War"path`, n. The route taken by a party of Indians going on a warlike expedition. --Schoolcraft. [1913 Webster]

{On the warpath}, on a hostile expedition; hence, colloquially, about to attack a person or measure. [1913 Webster]


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  • on the warpath — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Very angry. * /When Mother saw the mess in the kitchen she went on the warpath./ * /Betty has been on the warpath ever since she found out she was not invited to the party./ 2. Making an attack; fighting. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the warpath — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Very angry. * /When Mother saw the mess in the kitchen she went on the warpath./ * /Betty has been on the warpath ever since she found out she was not invited to the party./ 2. Making an attack; fighting. * /The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the warpath — informal phrase angry about something and looking for someone to punish for it Look out, dad’s on the warpath. Thesaurus: feeling angry or annoyedsynonym Main entry: warpath * * * on the warpath informa …   Useful english dictionary

  • On the Warpath — (A Wild West Two Step) Sheet music cover. Music by Raymond A. Browne Written 1904 Language English On The Warpath is a popular instrumental tune composed by Raymond A. Brow …   Wikipedia

  • On The Warpath — Infobox Standard title=On The Warpath comment=(A Wild West Two Step) image size= caption=Sheet music cover. writer= composer=Raymond A. Browne lyricist= published= written=1904 language=English form= original artist= recorded by= performed by= On …   Wikipedia

  • on\ the\ warpath — adj. phr. informal 1. Very angry. When Mother saw the mess in the kitchen she went on the warpath. Betty has been on the warpath ever since she found out she was not invited to the party. 2. Making an attack; fighting. The government is on the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the warpath — angry and ready to argue or fight. Hollywood studios are on the warpath, trying to bring an end to the illegal copying of movies. The little girl went on the warpath in defense of her brother …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the warpath — mod. very angry. □ The boss is on the warpath again. Watch out! □ I am on the warpath about setting goals and standards again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the warpath — adjective Very angry or upset. Last year a committee of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America issued a report guardedly approving Birth Control. . . . any Presbyterians heartily disapproved. Last week the Presbyterian General… …   Wiktionary

  • on the warpath — very angry, looking for trouble He is really on the warpath today so you should stay out of his way …   Idioms and examples

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