armed to the teeth

Definition of armed to the teeth

:carrying many weapons
  • The police were armed to the teeth.

Word by Word Definitions

armed play
  1. : furnished with weapons

  2. : furnished with something that provides security, strength, or efficacy

  3. : marked by the maintenance of armed forces in readiness

  1. : having an arm or arms especially of a specified kind or number

teeth
  1. : plural of tooth


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