taste blood

taste blood

Fig. to experience something exciting, and perhaps dangerous, for the first time. She had tasted blood once, and she knew that the life of a race-car driver was for her. Once you taste blood, you're hooked.
See also: blood, taste

taste blood

If you taste blood, you have a small victory and this encourages you to think that you can defeat your opponent completely. The real opposition to the Government continues to be its own backbenchers who have now tasted blood for the first time. Note: You can also say that someone gets a taste of blood. That experience changed him, gave him a taste of blood, a taste of real power.
See also: blood, taste

taste blood

tv. to experience something exciting, and perhaps dangerous, for the first time. Once you taste blood, you’re hooked.
See also: blood, taste
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He revealed in court papers: "I can still remember the distinct smell of death at the front door and today I can still taste blood in my mouth.
He boasted in an email: "Once you kill and taste blood, it's impossible to stop.
Once you kill and taste blood it's impossible to stop," he reportedly emailed to The Sun, adding, "I'll be back - and this time the victims won't be animals.
She could taste blood and spat blood out into her hand.
And when he and Ellie develop an urge to eat raw meat and taste blood.
Supporting their team, and enjoying the action, were a distant and poor second to the desire to taste blood.
I scream until I can taste blood in my throat, until I can no longer hear my own voice.
When I feel the need to taste blood I cannot stop myself.
My eyes watered up and my nose ran, and I ran my tongue over my lips thinking I would taste blood.
They taste blood because they know the devil is after me.
He then boasted in an email: "Once you kill, and taste blood, it's impossible to stop.
To begin with it looked like he was being sick and he said could taste blood in his mouth.
To begin with, it looked like he was being sick and he said he could taste blood in his mouth.