One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be ruthlessly aggressive or uncompromising in the pursuit of one's objectives.‘they will be taking no prisoners tonight against bitter rivals Wigan’
- ‘It was not the best, but some of the pitches were bad and referees were like some of the players - they took no prisoners.’
- ‘The German attack was led by a crack SS unit that took no prisoners.’
- ‘After all, this is a man who took no prisoners as a player, yet as a coach seems to be working side by side with men who never seem to be out of the dock, one way or the other.’
- ‘They kicked a fair number of wides but then they were under pressure by a tigerish St Peters back line, who took no prisoners.’
- ‘As far back as the 1930s the fashion industry took no prisoners.’
- ‘When asked if there's a need to name and shame celebs who wear fur, the ‘Baywatch’ babe took no prisoners.’
- ‘Harper took no prisoners in his Progressive Conservative takeover.’
- ‘He was a mighty, and very aggressive warrior who took no prisoners in war.’
- ‘We took no prisoners and hard things were said on both sides.’
- ‘Football's about tough uncompromising individuals, who bleed real blood, take no prisoners and fight to the very end, yeah?’
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