Definition of “(at) daggers drawn” - English Dictionary


“(at) daggers drawn” in English

See all translations

(at) daggers drawn


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)