Meaning of “(at) daggers drawn” in the English Dictionary

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"(at) daggers drawn" in British English

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(at) daggers drawn

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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.

(Definition of “(at) daggers drawn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)