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draw first blood

To be the first to have success in a particular area. 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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ROSS COUNTY boss Jim McIntyre admits drawing first blood against Motherwell in their 3-2 win on Saturday made all the difference.
THE only game of the day produced a Division Two thriller despite the conditions, with leaders Coleman's drawing first blood after seven minutes with a Joe Campbell strike.
The sides swapped goals in an entertaining first half, County drawing first blood on 13 minutes.
Two goals in a minute in the first half ensured the encounter ended all square, Rhyl drawing first blood on 34 minutes when Chris McGinn fired home a right wing cross.
After Meleager had slain his maternal uncles, who had tried to prevent him from giving the boar's head to Atalanta for drawing first blood, his mother threw the brand on the fire again, and Meleager died.