on the warpath

idiom

informal
: angry and ready to fight with, criticize, or punish someone
The boss is on the warpath today because the project is behind schedule.
Her supporters went on the warpath in response to her opponent's accusations.

Examples of on the warpath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One day in 2022, Alabama Republican lawmakers were on the warpath against critical race theory. Kyle Whitmire | Kwhitmire@al.com, al, 5 July 2023 They suddenly get transported to another realm, where the warlord Bowser (Jack Black) is on the warpath against the Mushroom Kingdom ruled by Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy). Christian Holub, EW.com, 4 Apr. 2023 For over a year, official China seems to have been on the warpath against its own tech industry. Anne Stevenson-Yang, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 Her father, whose past includes an affiliation with the N’drangheta, sets out on the warpath for revenge and for blood. Andy Meek, BGR, 20 Oct. 2022 Financial markets were already in a febrile state because of the rising risk of a global recession and the gyrations caused by three outsized rate increases from a US central bank on the warpath against inflation. Mark Thompson, CNN, 29 Sep. 2022 The former Fed employees and economists are on the warpath because Shelton is not a member of their tribe and does not worship at their altar. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 9 Sep. 2020 Brockovich has been on the warpath fighting not only water contamination, but other problematic developments that impact vulnerable communities, like dangerous medical devices, for the past 24 years. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 27 Aug. 2020 Dee should be on the warpath after she was suddenly blindsided and thrown into elimination. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 18 June 2020 See More

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“On the warpath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20warpath. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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