at swords' points
phrasal mutually antagonistic ; ready to fight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at swords' points — {adj. phr.} Ready to start fighting; very much opposed to each; other hostile; quarreling. * /The dog s barking kept the Browns at swords points with their neighbors for months./ * /The mayor and the reporter were always at swords points./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at swords' points — {adj. phr.} Ready to start fighting; very much opposed to each; other hostile; quarreling. * /The dog s barking kept the Browns at swords points with their neighbors for months./ * /The mayor and the reporter were always at swords points./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ swords'\ points — adj. phr. Ready to start fighting; very much opposed to each; other hostile; quarreling. The dog s barking kept the Browns at swords points with their neighbors for months. The mayor and the reporter were always at swords points …   Словарь американских идиом

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