blood sport

noun

Definition of blood sport

1 : a sport or contest (such as hunting or cockfighting) involving bloodshed
2 : a ruthless or cutthroat competition or conflict … the blood sport that is political blogging.— Massimo Calabresi

Examples of blood sport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although females were likely to have mating success in their lives, competition for mates among the males was a winner-take-all blood sport in which male mastodons would likely sire many offspring or none at all. Peter Brannen, The Atlantic, 22 June 2022 Given the importance of self-care, business should not be about the survival of the fittest, and politics should not be a blood sport. Gina Lodge, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Now, the stars and producers behind the global smash are about to face the real-life blood sport that is awards season. Michael Schneider, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 Think of how social media turns the promise of authentic interpersonal interaction into a dreary, theatrical, moralizing blood sport. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 Now, the stars and producers behind the global smash are about to face the real-life blood sport that is awards season. Michael Schneider, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 Now, the stars and producers behind the global smash are about to face the real-life blood sport that is awards season. Michael Schneider, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 Now, the stars and producers behind the global smash are about to face the real-life blood sport that is awards season. Michael Schneider, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 The announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement has whistled the start of that Washington blood sport known as a Supreme Court confirmation. Jonathan Turley, WSJ, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blood sport

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

7 Jul 2022

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“Blood sport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20sport. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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