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nounin phrase on the warpath
Angry and ready or eager for confrontation.‘he intends to go on the warpath with a national campaign to reverse the decision’
irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentfulView synonyms
- ‘The All India Confederation of Central and State Governments Class Four Employees is on the warpath.’
- ‘Joe had been on the warpath the whole day, and it was obviously getting to the rest of the cast.’
- ‘Unions representing pilots, attendants and machinists are still on the warpath.’
- ‘Nevertheless, by the end of the week it was clear that Bush and his running-mate were back on the warpath.’
- ‘A nation always on the warpath means a nation always under arms, a nation to which war is always coming home.’
- ‘Still, the media giant is on the warpath to make its financial targets for the first year of its $103 billion merger.’
- ‘My eternally humorless grouch of a nanny was on the warpath, intending to scrub me clean after a messy cops and robbers game gone horribly muddy.’
- ‘United, however, are also on the warpath as they also bit the dust at the weekend, going down 1-0 to Silver Stars.’
- ‘I wanted to pose burning a flag, naked, looking like an Amazon on the warpath.’
- ‘Rosie O'Donnell is on the warpath, and she's taking revenge on a long list of Hollywood enemies!’
- ‘Senator Byron Dorgan is on the warpath against these corporate cheats.’
- ‘This is a clear indication that the terrorist thugs are on the warpath against the state.’
- ‘The English teacher was walking purposefully towards Zack, her entire body posture screamed that she was on the warpath.’
- ‘They scolded them all soundly for being so foolhardy as to ride around with so many enemies on the warpath.’
- ‘Dairy processors were on the warpath, seeking to reclaim their share of stomach by giving consumers not only what they need, but also what they want.’
- ‘Bollea is on the warpath, gaining fans everywhere for his hard work and ‘do anything’ hardcore attitude.’
- ‘In the noble name of ‘federalism,’ the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice William Rehnquist, is on the warpath against the Congress.’
- ‘Now we can't do anything during class or breaks, since Miss Richardson is on the warpath.’
- ‘We also had, on the French side from Quebec, a certain trace of American Indian ancestry - so, if I go on the warpath once in a while, you'll understand why.’
- ‘Secular extremists are on the warpath again and the location of this year's pogrom is Maplewood, New Jersey.’
With reference to American Indians heading toward a battle with an enemy.
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