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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But he reckons the Foxes will bare their teeth today and can handle the expectation of reaching the Premier League.
But time will tell as polling day looms ever closer and their respective backbenchers bare their teeth.
TODAY the unions gather for their annual conference with many getting ready to bare their teeth to bite back at planned swingeing cuts to the public sector.
THE latest Irish FA power struggle is set to take a fresh twist as Carling Premiership clubs prepare to bare their teeth.
Bowlers bare their teeth THERE was a surprising amount of female flesh on show in the grandstand at Ascot yesterday, much, so it appeared, to the disdain of those bowler-hatted gentlemen who man the gates.
A ruthless streak is the hallmark of all the best teams and if England have designs on sitting at the top table of world cricket then this is where they need to bare their teeth," Botham wrote in an article for The Mirror.
Alfie had pledged his Welsh team would bare their teeth and fight back after their Twickenham mauling.
Bronze German shepherd dogs, menacing as they strain their leashes, bare their teeth at you; a boy and girl try to escape from a water cannon; other children are glimpsed through prison bars.
Rovers finally began to bare their teeth in the second half and the outstanding Sigurdsson cleared off the line as Irons threatened to finish off a Thomas cross.
So if they do ever meet up, they can just bare their teeth at each other.
The visitors, buoyed three draws and two draws in their last five SPL matches, looked solid in defence and the latter stages were tense as Caley begin to bare their teeth again.
Woodward will look to his front players to bare their teeth against the All Blacks in Wellington today and achieve the victory they need to square the Test series.
McKenzie has told his team-mates it's time to bare their teeth at Hibs and frighten their opponents.
CORONATION Street love rivals Janice and Cilla bare their teeth and give each other a battering over unlikely romeo Les Battersby.
Fabio Capello is determined the Germany captain will get a roar deal tomorrow in Bloemfontein when the Three Lions bare their teeth in the last-16 showdown.