Definition of bad blood in English:

bad blood


mass noun
  • Ill feeling.

    ‘there has always been bad blood between these families’
    • ‘There's no fighting, no bad blood or anything like that.’
    • ‘There has been so much bad blood in my family, but I just thought ‘I am not going to get involved in that’ so I hugged him.’
    • ‘In any case, the damage has been done, and the commission has created considerable bad blood.’
    • ‘There are 20 years of bad blood between these teams and a rivalry between the managers.’
    • ‘There is also exposition of an affair Lou had years ago, which has led to bad blood between him and Phil that continues into the present.’
    • ‘The bad blood between these two countries makes the Scots' attitude towards our English cousins look positively benevolent.’
    • ‘If there was really any bad blood left though, I wouldn't have been there.’
    • ‘There was bad blood there already - little John and Peter had been feuding since their first year of school - and pretty soon a turf war broke out.’
    • ‘This bad blood between friends is what made the dispute so bitter.’
    • ‘The delay in the project take-off has caused considerable bad blood between the IT industry and the state government.’
    • ‘That solution would cause the least amount of bad blood, an amount that could certainly be compensated for somehow.’
    • ‘There is just too much bad blood, and too many vested interests, at play.’
    • ‘This created some bad blood between the parties involved which came to a head at a public meeting held in November 2001.’
    • ‘James, you're probably aware that there is a bit of bad blood between the Spanish and the Australian tennis teams.’
    • ‘The bad blood created by the disposition of this election will not disappear quickly.’
    • ‘Even if there wasn't such bad blood, all the occupiers get attacked.’
    • ‘The main protagonists in this story share bad blood going back years.’
    • ‘There is, he says, absolutely no bad blood between them.’
    • ‘There's a lot of bad blood - there's a lot of bad blood on both sides and it hasn't dissipated.’
    • ‘It does cause upset and sometimes a bit of bad blood.’
    discord, disharmony, disunity, strife, conflict, disagreement, dissension, dissent, opposition, variance, clashing, contention, dispute, disputation, arguing, argument, quarrelling, bickering, squabbling, wrangling, fighting, feuding, rivalry
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