Definition of Blood in the Water

1. Proper noun. A particularly violent water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, played at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics contemporaneously with the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Images of a Hungarian player leaving the pool with a bleeding head wound led to exaggerated reports of blood in the water. ¹



2. Noun. (idiomatic) In a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s). ¹

3. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of Blood in the Water) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Blitzstein
Blixen
Bloc
Bloc Quebecois
Blocadren
Bloch
Bloch's reaction
Bloch-Sulzberger disease
Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome
Blochian
Blocq's disease
Bloemfontein
Blogistan
Blok
Blood
Blood in the Water (current term)
Bloodless Revolution
Bloods
Bloody Caesar
Bloody Caesars
Bloody Mary
Bloody Marys
Bloody Sunday
Bloom
Bloom syndrome
Bloomeria
Bloomeria crocea
Bloomerism
Bloomfield

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