To go on the offensive
Offensive Of*fen"sive, n. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to {defensive}. [1913 Webster]

{To take the offensive}, {To act on the offensive}, {To go on the offensive}, to be the attacking party; to initiate hostilities. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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