draw blood

draw blood

 
1. Lit. to hit or bite (a person or an animal) and make a wound that bleeds. The dog chased me and bit me hard, but it didn't draw blood. The boxer landed just one punch and drew blood immediately.
2. Fig. to anger or insult a person. Sally screamed out a terrible insult at Tom. Judging by the look on his face, she really drew blood. Tom started yelling and cursing, trying to insult Sally. He wouldn't be satisfied until he had drawn blood, too.
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draw blood

to make someone very angry or upset He always draws blood with his film reviews.
See also: blood, draw

draw blood

to make someone very angry or upset He always draws blood with his film reviews.
See also: blood, draw

draw blood

Injure someone physically or emotionally. For example, The bullet skimmed his shoulder and barely drew any blood, or That reviewer really knows how to draw blood. This term alludes to drawing blood for diagnostic purposes.
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References in classic literature ?
It must be a condition, too, that I am not to be bound to draw blood with the scourge, and that if any of the lashes happen to he fly-flappers they are to count.
But his distant moans do not greatly pain me now; rather am I elated to find (as the waters bring him nearer) that this boy is I, for it is something to know that, once upon a time, a woman could draw blood from me as from another.
When placed on a table, and though surrounded by people, if a finger was presented, the bold insect would immediately protrude its sucker, make a charge, and if allowed, draw blood.
First to draw blood was John, who gallantly climbed into the boat and held Starkey.
We are drawn up in a line, and we charge; and if we do not strike down those before us, they will begin to draw blood without asking leave, so you have to kill if you do not mean to be killed, and your conscience is quite easy.
When we draw blood, we're going to keep pouring it on,'' said center fielder Charlton Jimerson, the tournament's most outstanding player.
The Company manufactures, markets and distributes the Lasette, the only FDA-cleared alternative to the needle or steel blade lancet currently available for diabetics to draw blood so as to test their glucose levels for insulin injections.
It's witty enough to have Madame Butterfly remove a paper chopstick from her hair bun; more clever still when she can use the stick to make her costume draw blood.
The award-winning Lasette is a miniature laser finger perforator, slightly larger than a cell phone that allows diabetics to draw blood to test their glucose levels without the use of a needle.
Soon they had a 200-year back story that traced its fabricated origins to 1785 when several children in the Maryland township of Blair accused Elly Kedward of luring them into her home to draw blood from them.
This laser is the only FDA-cleared alternative to the needle or steel blade lancet currently available for diabetics to draw blood so as to test their glucose levels.
Parallel to the pump, MiniMed has been developing an implantable sensor for continuous, real-time testing of a diabetic's blood sugar level, eliminating the need for repeated finger pricks to draw blood.
The Personal Lasette is a miniature laser finger perforator, slightly larger than a cell phone, that allows diabetics to draw blood to test blood glucose levels with minimal pain and no residual soreness, eliminating needle phobia.
A man dressed as a centurion used a spear to make a small cut to draw blood from the chest of the men.
While one of the nurses was attempting to draw blood from Soto, Meyers punched Soto three or four times on the outside of his upper left thigh, the documents said.