blood on the carpet

blood on the carpet

A serious conflict within a group. There will be blood on the carpet once she becomes head of the company and starts firing all of her enemies.
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blood on the carpet

If there is blood on the carpet, there is trouble within an organization as a result of a struggle between people or groups. `There will be blood on the carpet,' commented one insider, `if this scheme fails'. They seemed to be able to work together without too much blood on the carpet.
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blood on the carpet

used to refer in an exaggerated way to a serious disagreement or its aftermath.
1984 Times The last thing I want now is blood on the boardroom carpet.
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She said that she would have expected blood on the carpet as she believes Mr Coates would have been bleeding heavily.
The expert also said Alison Lewis's thumb appeared to be significantly shorter than the thumb print made in blood on the carpet at the murder scene.
He said: "Governments like to see blood on the carpet before they take any definitive action.