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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.
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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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Spurred on by the seeming hopelessness of his plight, the Orange Odwar burst into a sudden fury of offense that forced the Black back a half dozen steps, and then the sword of U-Dor's piece leaped in and drew first blood, from the shoulder of his merciless opponent.
"You must have had special opportunities of observation, living in the town," said I; and drew first blood between the long hair and the ragged beard; but that was all.
Ali Aziz drew first blood for Dar Academy in the 10th minute before Breda Club fought back gallantly scoring back to back goals to take a 2-1 lead in the second quarter.
TNT KaTropa drew first blood in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals by mauling the San Miguel Beermen, 109-96, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.
Taiwan drew first blood in the third inning on a Japanese error and a timely hit by Jiang Ting-yi with bases loaded, giving Taiwan an early 2-0 lead.
The Cebuana Lhuillier-backed Blu Girls drew first blood when Angelie Ursabia tripled on a 1-0 count in the first inning to score the game's first run.
Robin Catalan drew first blood for the Philippines at ONE: Eternal Glory, winning via unanimous decision over Stefer Rahardian of Indonesia at the Syena Martial Arts Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday.
While it was the visitors Gokulam Kerala FC who drew first blood in the 82nd minute through Debutant Marcus Joseph, Minerva Punjab FC scraped in a beautiful equaliser in the final minute of the additional time through Musa Caicedo (90' + 4') to share the spoils.
Nicholas Kipkirui drew first blood on 46 minutes before Boniface Omondi doubled the scores in the 52nd minute with a half volley from inside the box.
Pakistan drew first blood in the 51st minute through Mohammad Atiq's goal before Malaysia struck back with a goal when Faizal Saari converted a penalty corner to stay alive in the competition.
Rosslyn Park drew first blood to take the lead in the second half, and despite a Johnson drop-goal, Sale's defeat was confirmed as a try from Hugh Tizard and a penalty from Lound secured the visitors a bonus point win.
Meridian drew first blood in the first as with two outs and Kaitlyn Martin at third and Emmy Renfro at first, Anabella Yockley grounded a fielder's choice to third, which was bobbled by Pana, allowing Martin to cross the plate, for a 1-0 lead after one.
The Gin Kings drew first blood after they blindsided the Beermen by 28 points, 127-99, which was Ginebra's largest finals win since beating San Miguel, 146-111, in Game 4 of the 2007 Philippine Cup Finals.
The Leith side, who trail champions City only on goal difference, drew first blood through Lizzie Arnot's 18th-minute opener.
The reigning champions Al Nahda drew first blood through Faisal al Balushi in the 34th minute and held onto their lead till Ernest drew an attacking Al Shabab level 23 minutes into the second half.