loaded for bear


US, informal
: prepared to deal with attacks or criticism : prepared to fight or argue
She went into the interview loaded for bear.

Examples of loaded for bear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jones not showed up Thursday loaded for bear, the Spurs might not have been in position to pull away in the second half. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Dec. 2022 What’s also exciting is that, by all indications, the team behind Warrior Nun went into the second season loaded for bear, with tons of ideas about where to take the story next. Andy Meek, BGR, 11 Oct. 2022 With Max Fried likely available on regular rest for Game 5, the Braves will be loaded for bear if the series shifts back to Milwaukee, and Burnes will be rested and ready. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Oct. 2021 Will The Big Man's decision to spend/not spend affect your optimism, or are you loaded for bear with these Reds? Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, 16 July 2021 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan came loaded for bear. Stephen Collinson With Caitlin Hu, CNN, 7 Oct. 2020

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“Loaded for bear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loaded%20for%20bear. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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