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take no prisoners

Definition of take no prisoners

  1. :  to deal with the people one is competing with or trying to defeat in a very harsh way without mercy <He takes no prisoners when it comes to running the business.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. : :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

prisonerplay prisoners
  1. :  a person deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody

    :  one on trial or in prison

    :  someone restrained as if in prison


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