bad blood


Definition of bad blood

: ill feeling : bitterness

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Examples of bad blood in a Sentence

There's been a lot of bad blood between them since their quarrel. there's been bad blood between the two families for years
Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, Fox revealed there's no bad blood between her and Green's new girlfriend, Sharna Burgess. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 Ridgway said there's no bad blood between them and Socialist Alternative. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 6 July 2021 An effort to ‘extort money’ Before Ornelas II went to court to get the TRO against his father, court records show an arbitrator weighed in on the bad blood between the two. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 24 June 2021 With the election in the rearview mirror, will any remaining bad blood be pushed aside? Wells Dusenbury,, 10 Mar. 2021 There doesn’t appear to be any major bad blood between Odom and Carter. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 11 June 2021 In this mild-mannered sport, bad blood was recently generated by a pair of golf spikes, an extended eye roll and a heavy sigh. New York Times, 27 May 2021 The competition, however, hasn’t engendered any bad blood, according to Jones., 10 June 2021 Selena’s brother, A.B. Quintanilla, who so many impersonators and fans have had bad blood with, and who was consulted by producers when making the show, is also treated as a main character with more emotional layers than Selena herself. Rosa Sanchez, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bad blood

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bad blood was in 1664

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21 Jul 2021

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“Bad blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bad blood

: feelings of dislike between two people or groups


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