come to blows


: to begin fighting : to begin hitting each other
They almost came to blows during their argument.

Examples of come to blows in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its banter takes on an almost musical rhythm as Syd and Tina nerd out over sauté pans or Richie and Fak (Matty Matheson) nearly come to blows about how best to paint a wall. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2023 When cabin fever sets in, Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders) inspires Nini to make a bold choice about her future, while Gina (Sofia Wylie) and Carlos (Frankie Rodriguez) come to blows about how to choreograph a number in the musical. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 3 June 2021 At one point, Kennedy and Sandoval seemed almost to come to blows, with host and panel moderator Andy Cohen dropping his cue cards to literally hold Kennedy back. Francisco Guzman, USA TODAY, 7 June 2023 When Tom, who is now Matsson’s front runner, suspects that Greg tipped off the siblings, the two come to blows in the bathroom of Logan’s estate. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2023 The unnamed and Dan were about to come to blows and had to be separated. Dalton Ross,, 4 June 2021 Naive individuals only ever come to blows in 27 percent of contests and experienced ones only attack on 9 percent of them. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 15 Aug. 2011 Goodwin, Maggie and Marcel assist victims of a hit-and-run incident; Halstead tries to diagnose a patient with seizures; Asher and Archer come to blows with Jack Dayton. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 The Jan 16 episode of begins with a replay of the last couple minutes of the previous episode as Jen and Lisa nearly come to blows on a shuttle bus headed to southern Utah. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Jan. 2022

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“Come to blows.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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