the knives are out (for someone)

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used to say that people are ready to blame or punish someone for something often in a way that is unfairThey lost yet another important game, and now the knives are out for their coach.

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“The knives are out (for someone).” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20knives%20are%20out%20(for%20someone). Accessed 19 January 2020.

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