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English definition of “take no prisoners”

take no prisoners

If someone takes no prisoners, when they try to achieve something they are very determined and do not care about other people's feelings: When Eric's anger is aroused, he takes no prisoners.Strength of will and determination
(Definition of take no prisoners from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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