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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Given that it was one area where Hughton still has some convincing to do was encouraging to see United's Mr Nice bear his teeth.
But judging by this performance Tim knows how and when to bear his teeth.
And if the jaw receives the all clear the 31-year-old should be ready to bear his teeth for Stade Francais against Colomiers in their Top 16 clash at the weekend.