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take-no-prisoners

[teyk-noh-priz-uh-nerz, ‐priz-nerz] /ˈteɪkˌnoʊˈprɪz ə nərz, ‐ˈprɪz nərz/
adjective
1.
wholeheartedly aggressive; zealous; gung-ho:
a businessman with a take-no-prisoners attitude toward dealmaking.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95
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Examples from the web for take-no-prisoners
  • The best roadside burgers are big and brawny and take-no-prisoners.
  • Nor did they always appreciate his take-no-prisoners style.
  • The relentless, take-no-prisoners style has led to an array of injuries, however.
  • And that makes many of his recipes dauntingly rich, take-no-prisoners affairs.
Slang definitions & phrases for take-no-prisoners

take-no-prisoners

modifier

Ruthless; uncompromising: Ciarelli's take-no-prisoners approach earned her fifty-five thousand dollars on the sand last year

[1990s+; fr the putative command of a combat officer that all enemies be killed, none captured]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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