Definition of Blood-and-guts

1. Adjective. Marked by great zeal or violence. "Blood-and-guts football"

Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Intense



Definition of Blood-and-guts

1. Adjective. Performed with vigor, ferocity, passion, or violence (especially in competition). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood-and-guts

blondest
blondie
blondies
blondine
blondined
blondines
blondining
blondish
blondly
blondness
blondnesses
blonds
bloo
blood
blood-and-guts (current term)
blood-aqueous barrier
blood-boltered
blood-borne pathogens
blood-brain barrier
blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier
blood-filled
blood-red
blood-related
blood-retinal barrier
blood-stained
blood-sucker
blood-suckers
blood-tax

Literary usage of Blood-and-guts

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1. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"In laying the boughs on the blood and guts the man told the deer not to grieve for the death of their friend and not to take it ill that he had left some of ..."

2. Journal of a Trapper: Or, Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843 by Osborne Russell, Lem A. York (1921)
"... to do it without danger to themselves, but, said he, "if you follow us or molest us we will besmear the ground with blood and guts of Crow Indians, ..."

3. The Life and Works of John Arbuthnot, M.D.: Fellow of the Royal College of by George Atherton Aitken, John Arbuthnot (1892)
"... and pride eats out the heart, blood, and guts of poverty ; and laziness will not stir an inch to relievo either : that these three fatal sisters may not ..."

4. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"On November 7, 1983, John Hull, Indiana native, ranch owner in Costa Rica, and Contra supporter, wrote that "BG," or "blood and guts," as North was known, ..."

5. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1866)
"... He could not enter with hacks and cuts, Which vext the knight to the very hearts blood and guts. All the trees in the wood did shake, Stars did tremble, ..."

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