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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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