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first blood

The first instance of success in a particular contest or area. I drew first blood in the tournament and defeated my opponent in record time.
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first blood

the first point or advantage gained in a contest.
First blood is literally ‘the first shedding of blood’, especially in a boxing match or formerly in duelling with swords.
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