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

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There remained a lot of bad blood between McDaniel and the Republican establishment, left over from the 2014 primary between Cochran and McDaniel. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy advance to Mississippi Senate runoff election," 7 Nov. 2018 The president wrapping up another ruckus rally, just a short while ago amidst new bad blood between the U.S. and the media. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway: Not sure media is relevant, consequential," 3 Aug. 2018 Mark Noble has quashed any rumours of bad blood between himself and Paul Pogba following their clash in West Ham United's goalless draw with Manchester United on Thursday evening., "Mark Noble Responds to Paul Pogba Incident on Twitter After Pairing's Clash in Stalemate," 11 May 2018 That included the Bush family’s invitation to President Trump and his wife Melania, despite the obvious bad blood from the 2016 presidential campaign. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Show of Class," 5 Dec. 2018 Despite their bad blood in the primary, Thorburn promptly endorsed Cisneros. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Democrats push for unity in California House races after bruising primary," 13 July 2018 The bad blood between Sam Ponder and Barstool Sports continues to boil nearly a year later. Fox News, "Samantha Ponder unloads on Barstool Sports after 'Van Talk' cancellation controversy," 12 Sep. 2018 There reportedly was no bad blood at the time, though. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Weeknd Supports Bella Hadid at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 Last night’s surprise further confirmed the two singers not only have no bad blood, but are also game to come together for a good performance and a good cause. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Hayley Kiyoko and Taylor Swift Surprised Fans with a Duet Performance," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of bad blood

1664, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bad blood

: feelings of dislike between two people or groups

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