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smell blood

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smell blood

verb phrase

To be aroused and exhilarated by the imminent destruction of one's prey or opponent: The Democrats ''smelled blood'' over the trade issue

[1970s+; fr the behavior of predators who attack prey, esp wounded prey]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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