no love lost

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no love lost between (two people)

Of two people, nothing but animosity, disdain, or disrespect for one another. It's awkward being friends with both John and Carroll—there's no love lost between them. It's public knowledge that there's no love lost between the president and his counterpart across the border.
See also: between, lost, love, no
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

no love lost

or

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

no love lost

No affection; animosity: There's no love lost between them.
See also: lost, love, no
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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While there was at times little love lost between Liverpool and City fans during a tense title battle, the Reds squad had a healthy respect for Pep Guardiola's side.
It must be apparent to most people that there is little love lost between the councils of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin and given the current plans of Shropshire Council it is not difficult to foresee plenty of trouble to come.
As they meet in the Connacht final for the fourth successive season, it's clear there's little love lost between the two sets of players - the fact that there were 18 cards flashed during the FBD League final earlier this year is evidence enough of that.
But Bakayoko's relationship with those fans soured towards the end of his time with the club and there's clearly little love lost between the two now.
Marco Silva's eagerly-anticipated return always threatened to overshadow this fixture, but while there seems little love lost between many of Watford's support and their former manager, Vicarage Road never seemed likely to be transformed into a cauldron of hate.
saw City and put of Brennan There has been little love lost between the two clubs since then, and for the first five years after the takeover Everton were City's bogey team.
There was little love lost between the sides and referee Craig Pawson dished out five bookings in the first half alone.Uruguay's no-hold-barred style succeeded in knocking Brazil out of their stride.
There is little love lost between the fighters, Chisora having thrown a table at his rival during a press conference in the build-up to the last contest.
There's little love lost between the pair following their days at Chelsea and Liverpool and they are 8-1 with Hills not to shake hands at the end of the game.
One of those said changes may well be at the upper echelons of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), with it being no secret that there is little love lost between chairman Najam Sethi and incoming prime minister Imran Khan.
P-Duts had little love lost nor sympathy for the slain official, bringing up Halili's alleged drug links and implying this was the reason he was killed.
Gideon's absence shows there is little love lost between them.
There is little love lost between the sides so take a red card to be issued at 3-1.
12 -- With the inauguration just 9 days away, there seems to be very little love lost between the outgoing president and the next occupant of the Oval Office.