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English definition of “come close to blows”

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come close to blows

to almost begin fighting: Phil was furious with the manager - I think he came close to blows.
Translations of “come close to blows”
in Chinese (Traditional) 差點打起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 差点打起来…
(Definition of come close to blows from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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