One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Achieve an early success that stimulates further efforts.‘the speculators have tasted blood and could force a devaluation of the currency’
- ‘A tamed lion will become wild again if it tastes blood; a pampered bird kept in a cage longs to be free.’
- ‘Now that you've tasted blood, your going to want more, and more of it.’
- ‘They were eventually forced back, but awaited their escape hungrily, for they had tasted blood and wanted more.’
- ‘I would like to know before my sword tastes blood.’
- ‘But after they've tasted blood, will they want to stop?’
- ‘But remember, I have tasted blood, and I will hunt again.’
- ‘Now they have tasted blood, surely nothing will stop these committed shareholders from causing devastation among Britain's directors.’
- ‘They've tasted blood and the bitter bile of losing.’
- ‘Once a wolf tastes blood they are to be placed down.’
- ‘Having tasted blood once, they will be prepared to wield the knife again.’
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