blood and thunder


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blood and thunder

A spoken piece or performance that is loud and impassioned. I don't think you'll fall asleep during this play—I hear it's all blood and thunder.
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blood and thunder

a speech or performance that is loud and full of emotion, especially anger We sat through 2 hours of blood and thunder and came out feeling exhausted.
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I don't think there is much blood and thunder these days - I want it to be more of that.
Had Sides focused exclusively on this culture clash and Carson's role within it, Blood and Thunder would have been a better book.
Like a Cinemascope western, Blood and Thunder abounds in colorful characters, bristles with incident
IF THERE was ever a good time to catch in-form Wolves it would be 48 hours after giving their all in a blood and thunder derby with West Brom.
The opener is the more bitter rivalry and promises more blood and thunder, but the London derby appears to offer a less frenetic, more controlled passing contest.
He said: "I don't think there is much blood and thunder these days - I want more of that.
Tim Sherwood is demanding blood and thunder at White Hart Lane today - to send Arsenal's creative players running for cover.
The Leicester boss is preparing for a blood and thunder clash at Coventry tonight - the first of 12 derbies this season.
I doubt Saturday's game will be stereotypical of blood and thunder and guts.
Some may have been surprised to see Tim Cahill enjoying an afternoon in Madrid with Pepe Reina and Andy Carroll ahead of El Clasico last week, but if anything it proves that even competitors like Cahill and Carroll, who would leave nothing in reserve on the pitch, are mature enough to leave the blood and thunder to two fixtures a season.
SECOND Division heavyweights Shaun Taylor and John Gayle finished even on points after a blood and thunder contest.
And Reid confessed: "Sometimes you can't play pretty stuff, it has to be blood and thunder at times, but my lads are all delighted.
Blood and thunder, villains, dramatic speeches, the splendid pageantry of English history, yes, but jokes?