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bad blood

noun

Simple Definition of bad blood

  • : feelings of dislike between two people or groups

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bad blood

  1. :  ill feeling :  bitterness

Examples of bad blood in a sentence

  1. There's been a lot of bad blood between them since their quarrel.

  2. <there's been bad blood between the two families for years>



1825

First Known Use of bad blood

1825


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