throw down the gauntlet

idiom

Definition of throw down the gauntlet

: to say or show that one is ready to fight, argue, or compete with someone : to challenge someone The company threw down the gauntlet and told the union that this offer for a contract was final.

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“Throw down the gauntlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20down%20the%20gauntlet. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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