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: lost, love, no

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

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

no love lost

No affection; animosity: There's no love lost between them.
See also: lost, love, no
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But long before Wasps migrated north from London in 2014 to the Ricoh Arena, there was little love lost with the Tigers.
There was little love lost between the pair when Pietersen was axed after Cook's Ashes tourists suffered a 5-0 whitewash in Australia in 2013/14.
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.
There is little love lost between Mauricio Pochettino's men and the west Londoners, with the two clubs having clashed in recent years over Danish director of football Frank Arnesen, failed bids for Luka Modric and most recently, a potential ground-share at Wembley Stadium.
There is little love lost between Mauricio Pochettino's men and the Blues, with the two clubs clashing in recent years over Danish director of football Frank Arnesen, failed bids for Luka Modric and most recently, a potential ground-share at Wembley Stadium.
What made the moment particularly poignant is the fact that there's little love lost between the two sets of fans.
IT would be fair to say that there has been little love lost between Cardiff City and Bristol City down the decades.
there appears to be little love lost between the pair and punters who believe things could spill over on the pitch may be tempted to take the 14-1 offered by Betway about a sending-off.
There is also little love lost with the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party, ideologically a more likely coalition partner, whose leader Devlet Bahceli has criticized Erdogan's ambitions for an executive presidency and warned him to "remain within his constitutional limits.
THOUGH an increasing number of retailers refer to it as Valentine's Weekend, there's likely to be little love lost at The Hawthorns on Saturday when West Brom resume their pursuit of the FA Cup against high-flying West Ham.
There is little love lost between Pellegrini and Mourinho - and the Etihad chief insists that City can still catch Chelsea.
Former Desperate Housewives star Nicolette Sheridan is his stepdaughter, although there appears to have been little love lost between the pair.
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.
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.