draw first blood

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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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The visitors had drawn first blood when Aboubakar Kamara found the net in the 13th minute.
In an even opening, it had appeared to be Merthyr who had drawn first blood on 12 minutes, when, from an Ian Traylor cross, Jarrad Wright's header was deflected in by Kayne Mclaggon.
Lewis Hamilton has drawn first blood in this season's psychological battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the German's bid to upstage the Brit backfired.
The visitors should have drawn first blood when winger Brian Cash, on-loan from Nottingham Forest, whipped in a cross which Paul Tait headed wide when it seemed easier to score.
And Robertson has drawn first blood, with his representative having had a meeting with the Easter Road club's Chief Executive Rod Petrie this week.
But Holyhead had drawn first blood when Robin Hodgkinson fired them ahead.
Ruthin pulled away from the league's drop zone by beating Buckley 3-1, although the away side had drawn first blood with a James McIntosh goal.
Bedford had drawn first blood with a 35-metre penalty from Jon Pritchard before Leslie stamped his authority by claiming the opening touchdown.
Nicholls may have drawn first blood as the trainers' battle moved to the home of the Grand National but reigning champion Martin Pipe hit back strongly with a double courtesy of Hors La Loi III and Royal Predica.
But Scarborough, who had drawn first blood with Gary Bennett's header from a corner, fought back for a fine win.