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on the attack

to ​act in a ​strong, ​determined way to ​defeat someone or something, often in a ​game or ​competition: In the second ​half, the Panthers went on the attack and they ​scored after two ​minutes. The Democrats have ​changedtheircampaignstrategy, and are now on the attack against the Republicans.
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