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broach (one's) claret

To draw blood, typically in some sort of fight. "Claret" is a type of red wine. A: "Who broached your claret?" B: "Bill punched me in the nose. Can you help me clean up this blood?" Do you challenge me to a fight? Well, I will most certainly broach your claret—I hope you're ready for that!
See also: broach, claret

tap (one's) claret

To draw blood, typically in some sort of fight. "Claret" is a type of red wine. A: "Who tapped your claret?" B: "Bill punched me in the nose. Can you help me clean up this blood?" Do you challenge me to a fight? Well, I will most certainly tap your claret—I hope you're ready for that!
See also: claret, tap

tap someone's claret

make someone's nose bleed by a blow with the fist. informal
See also: claret, tap
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