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dig up (one's) tomahawk

To become angry. Of course he dug up his tomahawk—you insulted him in front of the whole town!
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dig up one's tomahawk

Rur. to get angry. (A jocular reversal of bury the tomahawk. Fixed order.) When Joe saw the mess we made, he dug up his tomahawk and went looking for us.
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Four minutes later the Tomahawks were on the powerplay and they made the advantage count when Matthew Wood struck his fourth goal of the season.
When planning the 1991 attack on Iraq, the US Navy found it couldn't fly Tomahawks to Baghdad over Kuwait and Iraq--endless sand meant the Tomahawk would lose its way.
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But the Rangers couldn't advance from there, and the Tomahawks (6-5) had their first winning season since 1997 when they were 7-4.
Phil Ballis, a member of the Tomahawks, said: "We managed to get three Pets at Home stores involved, and Just for Pets, who also made a donation.
According to Tomahawks General Manager Rick Boyd, assistant coach Mike Letizia will assume the responsibilities of the head coach till a replacement is named.
team owner Gus Takkale revealed just a day later that the franchise would not be called TomaHawks.
If I said I'd been attacked with a tomahawk on duty, people would look at me and just naturally assume it happened during, like, the Ghost Shirt Wars in the 1890s.
I personally have carried tomahawks inside my vehicles for years as there is not a car made I can't get out of with a tomahawk in the event of being trapped in a vehicle in a collision.
Chops and the Tomahawk are set to face the music at Ninian Park.
Remember, almost every SSN carries twelve vertical-launch Tomahawks, and additional missiles can be launched from their torpedo tubes.
Under the terms of the $414 M-ceiling-priced indefinite-quantity-type contract, the Navy will order the upgraded Tomahawks as needed.
After the Tomahawks have cleared the way, the planes will fly in pairs.