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first blood

The first instance of success in a particular contest or area. I drew first blood in the tournament and defeated my opponent in record time.
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first blood

the first point or advantage gained in a contest.
First blood is literally ‘the first shedding of blood’, especially in a boxing match or formerly in duelling with swords.
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Further, the game incorporates as many classic Rambo action set-pieces as possible; like the famous Hope Police Station shooting with the M60 HMG in "First Blood," termination of Lieutenant Tay using an explosive bow in "Rambo: First Blood Part 2" and taking down a HIND (a dual-role chopper) by ramming a tank in "Rambo 3.
Keith Lemon knows his favourite film, Rambo First Blood, so well that he can describe its entire plot barely drawing breath.
First Blood will appeal to and is a worthwhile read for scholars (and vampire addicts) who are interested in the subject's cultural evolution.
Ever since we organised our first blood donation drive for two days in 1996, we have been receiving huge response from our employees.
Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), has said that women of the country completely depend on the NATO allies and that with any foreign troop withdrawal "the first blood shed will be of women and children".
Following an even start, Wayne Riley drew first blood for the visitors when he controlled a looping cross and slotted home, before Hall struck a deserved equaliser for Dean Thomas' troops with a fizzing effort.
Quins drew first blood, when Luke Gale twisted over, but Giants fought back to dominate either side of the break.
The young tykes spend the afternoon together, duringwhich Willwatches a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood.
Arguably the best of the Stallone cinematic canon First Blood is a potent movie with deep social and political undertones that mirror the anguish and suffering of the masses.
But it was the home side who drew first blood in the 32nd minute when Richard Adams set up Tim Hicks and the striker made no mistake.
Scheduled to be released in August by Nitto Boseki, the product is the world's first blood drawing tube that has required no centrifugation.
The Bayer Rapidpoint 405 is the first blood gas system designed for point of care testing to offer an integrated CO-oximetry module.
This is the first blood found in an amber fossil (trace of an ancient organism).
No Country for Old Men pulls its plot from much more familiar headlines, and also seems to owe something to books and movies like Natural Born Killers, A Simple Plan, and First Blood (the sire of Rambo).