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bad blood

Tension and disdain between two or more people due to past disagreement or transgressions. Last year's brutal playoff series created some bad blood between these two teams. There's bad blood between Elise and Piper, so don't leave them alone together.
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*bad blood (between people)

unpleasant feelings or animosity between people. (*Typically: be ~; have ~.) There is bad blood between Fred and Jim. They cannot be civil to one another. There is no bad blood between us. I don't know why we should quarrel.
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bad blood

feelings of hate between people because of arguments in the past (often + between ) Police say the arson attack may have been the result of bad blood between the two families.
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bad blood

Anger or hostility between persons or groups, as in There's been bad blood between the two families for years. This term is based on the old association with blood and emotion, particularly anger. Versions such as ill blood preceded it; Charles Lamb was among the first to use the idiom in its current form in an 1823 essay.
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bad blood

Long-standing animosity.
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