bare (one's) teeth

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bare (one's) teeth

To display an angry, violent, and/or threatening reaction to or against something or someone, as does a dog or wolf when threatened. I will bare my teeth to anyone who tries to take away my land. We seemed to be getting along just fine, but she suddenly bared her teeth when I brought up religion.
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With its new snazzy titles, studio and celebrity reporters, Watchdog is all set to bare its teeth and bite down on poor service.
It has begun to bare its teeth, and it is not a pretty sight.
The detention of British Council officials in St Petersburg is the latest swipe by a Russian bear unafraid to bare its teeth at Britain.
He said: "It's time for the players' union to stand up and bare its teeth and for the United first team players to refuse to perform in this game.
It might be easier if it was a decent social satire, but it doesn't bare its teeth enough.
Dr Adrian Friday, of the Museum of Zoology, said: 'If you confront a baboon, it will bare its teeth.
Dogville may regret it ever began to bare its teeth.
Meanwhile, Woodward last night laid down the law to a Lions pack that must bare its teeth in pursuit of Test series salvation.
But I would expect this course to bare its teeth soon.
The ground rules have been set for a show which can be couthy and charming, but can bare its teeth enough to avoid being dull.
I didn't think I'd be shooting 65 on Thursday -- but I would definitely expect this course to bare its teeth, '' Clarke said.
DEFENDING Open champion Paul Lawrie reckons the Old Course at St Andrews could bare its teeth and become the venue to tame Tiger Woods.