the knives are out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “the knives are out” in the English Dictionary

"the knives are out" in British English

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the knives are out

UK used to refer to a ​situation when ​people are being ​unpleasant about someone, or ​trying to ​harm someone: The ​knives are out for the ​formerpresident.
(Definition of the knives are out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the knives are out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 磨刀霍霍, 剑拔弩张…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磨刀霍霍, 劍拔弩張…
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“the knives are out” in British English

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