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blood and guts

1. noun A shorthand reference to the result of graphic violence, often as depicted in a film or television show; gore. I can't stand horror movies like that. Who wants to look at blood and guts for two hours?
2. noun A conflict. I hope they reconcile and stop the blood and guts because I'm sick of listening to them argue with each other.
3. adjective Hostile. The phrase is often hyphenated in this usage. I hope they reconcile soon because I'm sick of listening to all the blood-and-guts arguing.
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blood and guts

 
1. Fig. strife; acrimony. There is a lot of blood and guts around here, but we get our work done anyway. Cut out the blood and guts and grow up.
2. Fig. acrimonious. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) There are too many blood-and-guts arguments around here. Old blood-and-guts Wally is making his threats again.
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blood and guts

  (informal)
violence shown on television, film, or in the theatre, where people are seen being injured or killed It was all blood and guts. I came out feeling quite ill.
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blood and guts

1. n. strife; acrimony. Cut out the blood and guts and grow up!
2. mod. acrimonious. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) There are too many blood-and-guts arguments around here. Cool it!
See also: and, blood, gut