with guns blazing

idiom

: while firing guns
They stepped out from behind the building with guns blazing.
often used figuratively with respect to forceful effort
The team came out with all guns blazing in the second half.

Examples of with guns blazing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Ranger has come out of the gate with guns blazing. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 3 May 2023 Avoid starting your discussions with guns blazing. Matt Lowe, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 The plot moved forward steadily, coherently, and with guns blazing. Clayton Purdom, Chron, 21 Dec. 2022 That yields the movie’s best dramatic scene, in which Jack confronts Elinor with guns blazing and the tough-as-nails columnist coolly douses his fire with some hard truths about the ephemeral nature of stardom. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Dec. 2022 No one stormed into Trump’s home unannounced with guns blazing, awakening him from a sound sleep and scaring him into paralysis. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2022 No troops crossed the border with guns blazing. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2022 The killings appear quite violent on the screen, with guns blazing and blood splattering — but thanks to the work of a special-effects house in Ogden, the scenes were perfectly safe for the actors and crew on the set. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Jan. 2022 The Purge franchise has gone to Texas with guns blazing. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Sep. 2021

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“With guns blazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20guns%20blazing. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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