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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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Its target audience is primarily women, whose other late-afternoon choices are cartoons, game shows and the blood-and-guts of television news.
But in the end, ``Blade'' is too derivative and too mannered (Norrington changes camera speeds and jump cuts for that very hip, 1980s MTV effect) to provide the potent fantasy fix blood-and-guts film fans hunger for.