be armed to the teeth

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be armed to the teeth

To possess many weapons. The city is armed to the teeth. Someone trying to commit a crime would probably get shot by the intended victim! They thought the criminal only had a knife, but he was armed to the teeth.
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be armed to the teeth

if a person or a country is armed to the teeth, they have many weapons We walked past a group of soldiers, armed to the teeth.
See also: arm, teeth