draw first blood

draw first blood

To be the first to gain an advantage or score against an opponent. I drew first blood in the tournament and quickly dispatched my opponent.
See also: blood, draw, first

draw first blood

JOURNALISM
If someone draws first blood in a game or conflict, they are the first to score or succeed. The Scots drew first blood with a drop goal from Gregor Townsend. Note: You can also say first blood to someone. Then came the John Hopoate mistake that ensured first blood to England.
See also: blood, draw, first
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Gokulam Kerala FC who enjoyed a higher possession in the game but neither of the teams could any further chances to draw first blood.
With John Mahari and Steve Gandjeto at the helm, the Diliman Blue Dragons outscored the Olivarez Sea Lions, 39-23, in the fourth quarter to draw first blood in the best-of-three title series.
The Cool Smashers blew two set points in the first set to concede but made up for it with their dominance in the last three with Jema Galanza and Alyssa Valdez spearheading their offense to draw first blood in their best-of-three semifinal series.
Banking on its veterans, Che'Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian pulled off a 70-60 stunner over Akari-Adamson to draw first blood in their 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup best-of-three semifinal series on Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.
The coach, who helped shape back-to-back World Cup triumphs, will look to draw first blood against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday and Baker said: "He can really read a horse.
Pakistan are 9-2 to draw first blood with Sri Lanka 3-1.
And the Lions centre believes the winner will draw first blood ahead of their World Cup clash in September.
BEN STOKES put his World Cup disappointment to one side to help England Lions draw first blood in their unofficial one-day international series with South Africa A.
M DMI Party will draw first blood in the heart of Jat land -- Haryana's Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda's hometown Rohtak -- on February 23 to make its presence felt ahead of the upcoming general elections.
And Lewis Hamilton's team look set to draw first blood in the Battle of the Brits by signing McLaren's top man, technical director Paddy Lowe, as his replacement.
Celtic edge the outright betting at 4/6 for the title, and will be hoping they can draw first blood in today's Old Firm clash.
Dubai: Frank Pagelsdorf, the Al Nasr coach, and his Al Wasl counterpart Alexandre Guimaraes, are eager to draw first blood in the first of many Dubai derbies to be played between the city giants this season.
MAN of steel Jamie Peacock last night sprang to the defence of Great Britain team-mateAdrian Morley after his dramatic dismissal helped Australia draw first blood in an explosive start to the Ashes Series.
Kevin Sinfield, a specialist loose forward, will line up at stand-off alongside Grand Final man of the match Paul Deacon as Britain seek to draw first blood in the Don't Drink Drive Test Series.
University of the Philippines stunned Adamson, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 25-20, to draw first blood in their Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference women's semifinal series yesterday at The Arena in San Juan City.