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at daggers drawn

Definition of at daggers drawn

chiefly British

  1. :  angry and ready to fight <political parties that are at daggers drawn (with each other)>

Word by Word Definitions

daggerplay daggers
  1. :  a sharp pointed knife for stabbing

    :  something that resembles a dagger

    :  a character † used as a reference mark or to indicate a death date

  1. : past participle of draw

  1. :  showing the effects of tension, pain, or illness :  haggard

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