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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The bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry is officially over. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "Taylor Swift and Katy Perry end feud: 'Peace at last'," 12 June 2019 The bad blood boiled over into a fight involving several people on the night of the shooting, after the two groups encountered one another in the parking lot of a nightclub in the 1800 block of Airline Drive in Kenner, authorities said. Michelle Hunter,, "Grand jury charges 18-year-old with murder in Kenner drive-by," 7 June 2019 The bad blood between Mayfield and Ehlinger has been documented before. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Baker Mayfield blasts Texas and quarterback Sam Ehlinger by calling hype of Longhorns 'crap'," 12 May 2019 But was there bad blood between Curtis and Nicholas? Matt Goldfarb, CBS News, "Investigation of airman's brutal murder in Japan uncovers deception, fraud and witchcraft," 19 June 2019 Looks like any bad blood between Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa is forgotten—at least for now. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "Christina Anstead Honors Ex Tarek in a Sweet Father’s Day Post," 17 June 2019 Then, after the race, previously existing bad blood between the 25-year-old Busch and 46-year-old Jimmy Spencer, who finished 26th, boiled over, with Spencer punching Busch in the face while Busch was still in his car. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Flying asphalt, fuel economy and fistfights: Inside Roger Penske's NASCAR wins at MIS," 9 June 2019 Carter also promoted the period drama’s return on his Instagram and Twitter account, suggesting that there’s no bad blood between him and the network. Megan Stein, Country Living, "‘When Calls the Heart’ Sparks Outrage by Removing Lori Loughlin’s TV Son From the Show," 6 May 2019 Part of the bad blood between the two fighters concerns McGregor's friend, UFC fighter Artem Lobov. Cindy Boren,, "Conor McGregor finally responds to his arrest - with a cryptic emoji," 9 Apr. 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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