on the offensive

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Definition of on the offensive

: in or into a situation or position in which one attacks or fights against someone or something The soldiers are on the offensive. She went on the offensive to fight the charges against her.

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“On the offensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20offensive. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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