no love lost between (two people)

no love lost between (two people)

Of two people, having 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 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