bloody nose strike(redirected from a bloody nose strike)
bloody nose strike
A pre-emptive military strike intended to accomplish some objective while being limited enough in scope to (ideally) prevent retaliation by target. Sir, I worry that a bloody nose strike will just cause them to attack us more fiercely in return.
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- bloody nose attack
- go on the offensive
- take the offensive
- a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours
- (one's) work is cut out for (one)
- carry through on (something)
- run around like a chicken with its head cut off
- run around like a chicken with its head cut off and run in circles
- run around like a headless chicken