out for blood


: very angry and wanting to kill someone or to cause them pain or discomfort
After being attacked, the soldiers were out for blood.

Examples of out for blood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The real issue—and why the SEC is going out for blood here—is whether governments and central banks can control the crypto movement through rules and decrees that severely restrict cryptocurrencies’ uses. Steve Forbes, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The Federal Trade Commission is out for blood, but Big Tech won’t be the one to bleed — the American consumer will. Sean-Michael Pigeon, National Review, 6 Oct. 2022 And will Disney, which acquired the rights to the Pooh characters back in 1961, be out for blood? Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2022 He wasn’t hurt, but my joke that Bob was out for blood fell a bit flat. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 Rosalía is out for blood. Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 26 Apr. 2023 The committee, which includes crypto ideologues including Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), will surely be out for blood after aggressive moves from the SEC and banking regulators. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 8 Mar. 2023 Beast is another film in that tradition, a tight 90-minute thriller about a family in jeopardy against a natural force that’s out for blood. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 While West’s exchanges with Cudi have mostly consisted of harsh words, the rapper has been out for blood regarding Davidson. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 8 Aug. 2022

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“Out for blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20for%20blood. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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