no love lost

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no love lost

Dislike, ill will, hate, as in There's no love lost between Bob and Bill. This term originated in the 1500s and until about 1800 could indicate either extreme love or extreme hate. The former was meant in "No love between these two was lost, each was to the other kind" ( Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, 1765). Today, however, the term signifies ill will exclusively.
See also: lost, love

no love lost

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little love lost

COMMON If there is no love lost between two people or groups, or little love lost between them, they do not like each other at all. There was no love lost between the country's two most powerful politicians. Note: Originally this expression had the opposite meaning to its present one. It used to mean that the two people liked each other a lot.
See also: lost, love

no love lost

No affection; animosity: There's no love lost between them.
See also: lost, love
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IT would be fair to say that there has been little love lost between Cardiff City and Bristol City down the decades.
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Tim Sherwood is still not the nation's favourite manager and there's little love lost between most clubs that are in, or have been in, the Premier League in recent seasons.
There is little love lost between the pair, who are desperate for points at the wrong end of the table.
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There is little love lost between Pellegrini and Mourinho - and the Etihad chief insists that City can still catch Chelsea.
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South Africa recently won a triangular one-day tournament with Australia and hosts Zimbabwe to exact a measure of revenge, but Steyn showed there was little love lost between the Proteas and Clarke's team.
at is likely to be a feisty confrontation with little love lost between the two clubs after the twoleg semi-nal earlier in the year.
Despite's Lewis' ruling, the Anderson situation is just the latest in a sequence of spats involving England and opposing sides - with little love lost in the recent series against Australia and Sri Lanka.
THEY may both come from parts of the country containing a place called Kensington, but so far removed are their respective backgrounds that there is little love lost whenever Liverpool and Chelsea do battle.
There was little love lost between great rivals Wigan and Warrington before they met to decide the 2013 Super League title and events on the pitch at Old Trafford and then 12,000 miles away in Sydney have served to heighten the antagonism between them ahead of the round-six fixture.