bloody nose strike

(redirected from bloody nose strikes)

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.
See also: bloody, nose, strike
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