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(of two people) be bitterly hostile towards each other:‘they have been at daggers drawn for weeks over tactics’
opposing, conflicting, clashing, at war, contending, fighting, battling, quarrellingView synonyms
- ‘They can obviously smell the fact that we're at daggers drawn with the Treasury.’
- ‘Jack and Jim, who's extended his trip to the States, are at daggers drawn.’
- ‘The Hunting Bill is before the House of Lords, and the metropolitan middle classes and the rural population are at daggers drawn.’
- ‘His two most loyal cabinet ministers are now at daggers drawn.’
- ‘You know that two people are at daggers drawn when they make a direct statement claiming to be united.’
- ‘The ombudsman is already at daggers drawn with the former chief constable over the handling of the bomb inquiry.’
- ‘The British critics of The Times, Spectator and Observer were at daggers drawn.’
- ‘The parties to contested actions are often at daggers drawn, and the litigious process serves to exacerbate the hostility between them.’
- ‘For some reason, right throughout that tour, Alexander and Gilchrist were at daggers drawn.’
- ‘It's been an open secret in media circles for some years that the two giants of Sydney commercial radio were at daggers drawn.’
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