at daggers drawn
phrasal in a state of open hostility or conflict

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at daggers drawn — If people are at daggers drawn, they are very angry and close to violence …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • at daggers drawn — ► at daggers drawn in bitter conflict. Main Entry: ↑dagger …   English terms dictionary

  • at daggers drawn — phrasal also at daggers drawing or at daggers : at the point of fighting : openly hostile * * * at daggers drawn In a state of hostility • • • Main Entry: ↑dagger at daggers drawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • at daggers drawn — with weapons unsheathed; on the verge of a conflict, at each others throats; in a state of tension …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be at daggers drawn — British & Australian if two people or groups are at daggers drawn, they are angry and ready to fight or argue with each other. Local residents are at daggers drawn with the council over rubbish collection. (often + with) The two countries have… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be (at) daggers drawn — british phrase if two people are at daggers drawn, they feel very angry towards each other She and her sister are at daggers drawn. Thesaurus: to disagree with someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: dagger …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at daggers drawn — Brit. (of two people) be bitterly hostile towards each other. → dagger …   English new terms dictionary

  • at daggers — phrasal see at daggers drawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • at daggers drawing — phrasal see at daggers drawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • at cross purposes — Synonyms and related words: adversative, adverse, adverse to, adversive, against, against the grain, against the tide, against the wind, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross purposes with, at daggers, at daggers… …   Moby Thesaurus

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