blood and guts

blood and guts

1. noun A shorthand reference to the result of graphic violence, often as depicted in a film or television show; gore. I can't stand horror movies like that. Who wants to look at blood and guts for two hours?
2. noun A conflict. I hope they reconcile and stop the blood and guts because I'm sick of listening to them argue with each other.
3. adjective Hostile. As an adjective, the phrase is often hyphenated. I hope they reconcile soon because I'm sick of listening to all the blood-and-guts arguing.
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blood and guts

 
1. Fig. strife; acrimony. There is a lot of blood and guts around here, but we get our work done anyway. Cut out the blood and guts and grow up.
2. Fig. acrimonious. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) There are too many blood-and-guts arguments around here. Old blood-and-guts Wally is making his threats again.
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blood and guts

violence and bloodshed, especially in fiction. informal
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blood and ˈguts

(informal) used to refer to extreme violence when it is shown in films/movies or on television: Audiences seem to prefer movies with romance and humour rather than the blood and guts stuff.
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blood and guts

1. n. strife; acrimony. Cut out the blood and guts and grow up!
2. mod. acrimonious. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) There are too many blood-and-guts arguments around here. Cool it!
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Admitting that failure to qualify would be a black mark on his career, the 34-year-old said blood and guts would not be enough to ensure Italy maintain their record of being at every World Cup since 1962.
"The stakes are so high that, while it is all very well to talk about blood and guts and giving everything until the end, we also require lucidity, organisation, technique and running."
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We came back in the evening with the 16-year old for a sneak peak at "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Don't bring your little kids, as its full of blood and guts. There were some funny bits and we'd had enough champagne - courtesy of Lowes Theaters - to delight at Olde New York, even as heads were lopped and we spotted the Federal Reserve Building in the last shot.
I'm thinking of her great dialogues (examples from Blood and Guts in High School come to mind), which are completely organized around the adolescent metabolism or perpetual ambivalence machine, in which making up takes turns with breaking up.
That was the first time in my life that I started looking at narrative--that Blood and Guts in High School came together as a narrative really amused me.
A soaring, visually stunning blood and guts epic, it's a triumph from start to finish.
But with more blood and guts than the movie itself, it's not for the faint-hearted.