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English definition of “(at) daggers drawn”

(at) daggers drawn

If two people, countries, etc. are at daggers drawn, they are in a state of extreme unfriendliness and do not trust each other: The two sides have been at daggers drawn for some months now with no sign of improvement in relations.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of (at) daggers drawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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