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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: and, blood, gut
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blood and guts

violence and bloodshed, especially in fiction. informal
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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!
See also: and, blood, gut
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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