blood-and-guts
adjective Date: 1937 marked by great vigor, violence, or fierceness <
blood-and-guts competition
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  • blood and guts — phrase exciting action, including violence It’s the kind of film I like – you know, plenty of blood and guts. Thesaurus: situations involving fighting and violencesynonym fighting in a war and relating to fighting in a warhyponym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood-and-guts — blood′ and guts′ adj. 1) cvb dealing with or depicting war or violence: a blood and guts movie[/ex] 2) cvb concerned with fundamental needs, problems, etc.: blood and guts issues[/ex] • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Blood and Guts — Ancient Barbarian Games auch Blood n Guts ist ein Sportspiel aus Schweden für den Commodore 64, das 1986 von American Action herausgebracht wurde. Zwei Wikinger müssen in zehn verschiedenen Disziplinen gegeneinander antreten. In Deutschland wurde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blood-and-guts — adj full of action or violence ▪ a blood and guts struggle between the two teams …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood-and-guts — adjective marked by great zeal or violence (Freq. 1) real blood and guts fiction blood and guts football • Similar to: ↑intense • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood and guts — 1. n. strife; acrimony. □ There is a lot of blood and guts around here, but we get our work done. □ Cut out the blood and guts and grow up. 2. mod. acrimonious. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) □ There are too many blood and guts arguments… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blood-and-guts — /blud n guts /, adj. 1. dealing with or depicting war or violence, esp. in a lurid manner: a blood and guts movie. 2. concerned with fundamental needs, problems, values, etc.: The blood and guts issues will determine the election. * * * …   Universalium

  • blood and guts — informal violence shown on television, film, or in the theatre, where people are seen being injured or killed. It was all blood and guts. I came out feeling quite ill …   New idioms dictionary

  • blood-and-guts — adjective AmE informal full of action or violence: a blood and guts struggle between the two teams …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood and guts — exciting action, including violence It s the kind of film I like – you know, plenty of blood and guts …   English dictionary

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