take the gloves off


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Related to take the gloves off: hand and glove, fit like a glove

take the gloves off

to argue or compete without controlling your actions or feelings If they're willing to take their gloves off, US peanut producers could compete with anyone in the world.
Usage notes: also used in the form with the gloves off: In this fearless essay, she goes at some respected poets with the gloves off.
See also: glove, off, take