Meaning of “scent blood” in the English Dictionary

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"scent blood" in British English

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scent blood

to believe that someone you are competing against is having difficulties and to use this to get an advantage for yourself:

The manager has already made some serious errors of judgment and it is clear that other employees scent blood.

(Definition of “scent blood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)